Microsoft Updating Media Software to Thwart Copying

Microsoft Corp. is scrambling to update its Windows Media software after a hacker released a program that circumvents a safeguard designed to prevent people from freely copying digital movies and songs. The effort began weeks ago, after a hacker released a program dubbed FairUse4WM that strips digital rights protection from Windows Media-encoded files distributed by companies like Movielink and Inc., which launched a video download service.

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