Don't go 'sharing' your iTunes Plus tracks

Piratey types rubbing their hands with DRM-free glee may want to think twice before uploading Apple's unprotected iTunes Plus AACs to the web.Seems St

Piratey types rubbing their hands with DRM-free glee may want to think twice before uploading Apple's unprotected iTunes Plus AACs to the web.Seems Steve Jobs has cunningly embedded each file with the buyer's username and email address so that, should any crop up as peer-to-peer downloads, the original perpetrators can be traced.Seems entirely reasonable to us, except for one small hitch – the embedded data can be easily faked, so proving a file really did come from the individual named and not from some geeky prankster, may prove tricky.

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