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Daveway
Feb 28, 2005, 10:22 PM
http://rain.xidus.net/cgi-bin/itms4all/itms4all.pl

This site lets you browse the iTMS from any web browser and listen to previews!
Is this illegal?



AliensAreFuzzy
Feb 28, 2005, 10:54 PM
http://rain.xidus.net/cgi-bin/itms4all/itms4all.pl

This site lets you browse the iTMS from any web browser and listen to previews!
Is this illegal?
Wow, that's awesome. I think that it's legal. It just links to the iTunes server. iTMS is basically a webrowser. so this is just the web pages

stoid
Feb 28, 2005, 10:55 PM
Not only is it legal, I would imagine that Apple would like it. That way you don't HAVE to download iTunes, but you can still browse the library and find songs that you may want to buy later when you have iTunes, say browse at work and buy at home.

Daveway
Feb 28, 2005, 11:03 PM
It stumbles on the UI though. ;)

broken_keyboard
Feb 28, 2005, 11:15 PM
I think requests to iTMS have to be encrypted with a special key which is hard coded in iTunes. This is how Apple prevents programs other than iTunes connecting to the iTMS.

However some time ago there was a story about someone who found the key, so I guess this site is based on that. I don't think using a someone else's public key is illegal but Apple probably don't like it. Basically this web server impersonates the iTunes program to allow it to connect.

munkle
Mar 1, 2005, 01:20 AM
Not only is it legal, I would imagine that Apple would like it. That way you don't HAVE to download iTunes, but you can still browse the library and find songs that you may want to buy later when you have iTunes, say browse at work and buy at home.

If Apple would like it, they would have done it themselves! I guess the reason Apple demand you browse the iTMS through iTunes is so they can control the user experience (sounds familiar! :p ), this hack prevents that but it's good for people who can't be bothered to download the iTunes.