So, this guy emails the makers of the Sony DRM to complain about the inability to use his legally purchased music on his iPod. The reply he gets first tells him to “complain to apple to open up their DRM to third parties” but then goes on to explain how to work around the DRM completely!
Using the obvious technique of ripping the DRM laden tracks using Windows Media Player (as allowed and explained in the DRM’s instructions), you can then simply burn the entire album to a new CD… sans DRM. Then you can rip the new CD as normal as many times as you’d like.
As a consumer, I’m just appalled at this. Why have DRM if you give out instructions on how to beat it? Is Sony only doing this to get people to lobby Apple for them???