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Sony, Apple don't make beautiful music together
The headlines all screamed of a musical detente between Apple and Sony. But the headlines got it wrong. Sony is adding support for AAC, a digital-music file format also used by Apple. But Sony isn't adopting FairPlay, the digital rights management system Apple uses in its iTunes Music Store to prevent piracy. That means iTunes purchases won't play on Sony's Network Walkman. Sony's move will, however, make it easier on iTunes users who have ripped CDs onto their hard drives in the unprotected AAC format -- the default setting in iTunes software.
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