BostonHerald.com - Technology: Hacker claims to have cracked iPod, iTunes restrictions
Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. DVD Jon), a 22 year old Norway native who lives in San Francisco, boasts he has cracked Apple's FairPlay copy protection technology which would allow iPod to play songs purchased from music stores other than iTune. Johansen has quite a reputation in the hacker community having, at the age of 15, decrypted the copyright protection on DVD movies. He now runs a small company, DoubleTwist, based in San Francisco where he plans to license the code to businesses.