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TorrentFreak has posted a patent obtained by Apple on January 13th.
The patent is for a legal file sharing method, or “Decoupling Rights in a Digital Content Unit from Download”. This method would allow users who bought a file from Apple to share it with others using a separate “key”.
These secondary files would only play on “trusted client software”, bringing back DRM hoops. If this sounds a little outdated it’s because Apple filed the patent in 2011.
The full patent can be seen here:
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