I have a problem with iTunes. I’ve been using iTunes for over a year and a half now and I love it. But there is one thing that I haven’t used much of in iTunes is the music store. I’ve got a problem with spending money on music that I can’t archive or use with another mp3 player. That is until now. The hymn project allows you to use your iTunes music store music anywhere.
The purpose of the Hymn Project is to allow you to exercise your fair-use rights under copyright law. The various software provided on this web site allows you to free your iTunes Music Store purchases (protected AAC / .m4p) from their DRM restrictions with no loss of sound quality. These songs can then be played outside of the iTunes environment, even on operating systems not supported by iTunes and on hardware not supported by Apple.
Why use Hymn Project software?
· To decrypt your iTunes protected AAC files so that they can be played on operating systems for which no official version of iTunes exists, such as Linux.
· To use non-Apple AAC-capable hardware to play your music.
· To eliminate the five computer limit imposed by iTunes.
· To make archival backups of your music.
· As the first step in converting your music from protected AAC to MP3, Ogg, or your other favorite audio file format, for use with your non-iPod portable audio player.
· To demonstrate your belief in the principles of fair-use under copyright law.
Hymn is not to be used to help music piracy. Having many friends who are musicians I know that they are the ones who are screwed by the record companies. Piracy isn’t hurting the music conglomerates the most, it’s the musicians. So enjoy hymn and buy a CD every once in a while will ya?
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