Apple breaks PyMusique

iTunes Music Store

The party's over—CNET is reporting that Apple has "fixed" iTunes so that you can't use PyMusique, that interface DVD Jon and co. created to lets you buy DRM-free songs from the iTunes Music Store, anymore. Pretty much what everyone expected (it would have been incredibly surprising if Apple hadn't done something), but there is one annoying result of DVD Jon's handiwork: to plug the security hole Apple is now requiring anyone who wants to buy songs from the iTunes Music Store to upgrade to at least iTunes 4.7.1 (which has introduced limitations on the number of machines that can access your iTunes shared music collection per day). Smooth move, guys.