Tuesday Tech Tip: Replace your DRM’ed iTunes tracks with open versions

iTunes Cloud Download iconIn 2009, Apple finally decided to drop DRM from the iTunes music library. That didn’t help much with songs purchased before that decision, however. Fortunately, if you still have these crippled tracks sitting in your library, there’s an easy way to kill the DRM with a few steps.

It used to be that most digital music was riddled with DRM. Terrified music labels essentially decided we were all thieves and couldn’t be trusted. Because of that paranoia, when the iTunes store launched, all the songs were wrapped in DRM. Basically, if you bought music between 2003 and 2009, these songs are still crippled. Here’s how to set them free.


  1. Find them
  2. Delete them
  3. Re-download them

Read the full instructions @ Wired.com.

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