Hackers crack Nokia “Comes With Music” DRM
And here Nokia thought it had a good thing going with its subscription-based music service, “Comes with Music.” Don’t people already know by now that DRM just ain’t exactly what the doctor ordered?
Nokia’s “Comes with Music” service offers a year’s worth of unlimited music downloads to users, but all songs come wrapped in DRM, which would prevent them from having the songs carried over to anything or anywhere else (other than their designated PC and music device for download).
Well, now there’s a software that acts as a workaround to this. And it’s available for 20 euros, or £17.50 (or just nearly $26 USD).
The DRM-stripping program, called Tunebite, now is said to be able to work its magic on any songs downloaded through Nokia’s “Comes with Music” service by “playing and re-dubbing the tracks into a non-encrypted file and apparently works in a matter of seconds per song.”
Alas, it’s an option users can take upon their own discretion. There’s a fee, yes, but for some this is insignificant. What’s important is that they get to carry their music whenever, wherever. There’s still no word from Nokia about this, though, and how the company plans to address the issue.