“Apple’s iTunes Plus files are DRM-free, but sharing the files on P2P networks may be an extremely bad idea. A report published by CNet highlights the fact that the account information and email address of the iTunes account holder is hidden inside each and every DRM-free download. I checked, and I found I couldn’t access the information using an ID3 tag editor, but using Notepad I found my email address stored inside the audio file itself.”
via Slashdot | iTunes DRM-Free Files Contain Personal Info.
Late enough, Slashdot? This was “news” when iTunes Plus was released TWO YEARS AGO.
And no, John Gruber, I don’t remember a time when Slashdot carried cutting-edge, breaking news. Was there ever?
Here’s the story that’s mentioned in the Daring Fireball link, as well as the actual story on DF itself.