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Requiem App Cracks Apple’s FairPlay DRM for iBooks

by Brandon Russell | February 26, 2012February 26, 2012 1:30 pm PST

iBooksA new update to popular DRM removing tool Requiem has been updated to crack the defenses of e-books in Apple’s iBookstore. Previously known for its DRM removal prowess of iTunes Store content, Requiem has been bumped up to version 3.3 to include e-book liberation. With the update, users can, if they so choose, break Apple’s FairPlay protection and convert their digital book purchases to run on rival tablets.

The Requiem update is notable because it allows you to potentially transfer purchased e-books to a device running a different operating system. So, if you get tired of iOS, you can jump over to a device like the Kindle Fire with all your digital books, meaning you’re not tied down to one ecosystem.

Apple has always been at odds with communities who seek to alter its software, whether it be jailbreaking or using Requiem for unshackling DRM content. Expect Apple to have a response to the Requiem crack soon, along with, one would assume, a response from Requiem as well. And so goes the cat and mouse game.

[via The Verge]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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