The U on iTunes U - FAQs

Q. Does iTunes U use Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

A. No, currently DRM isn't supported with iTunes U. Apple uses the FairPlay DRM with its commercial Apple Store for music, movies, etc. The lack of DRM for iTunes U can have its pluses or minuses.

A plus is that it makes it easier for end-users different use non-iPod media players like Microsoft Zune or software like RealPlayer or VLC. A minus, is that the content could be distributed and shared.

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