Well, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the Holy Grail of copy protection for music. While we all thought it would be the RIAA or some shadowy branch of theirs, it turns out Apple and their iPod would create the p2p killer app. A friend at the office recently took advantage of the new models and savings to purchase a 40gb player. When he brought it in and opened it up, we were shocked by the following technology.

We are undone. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth on various file sharing networks this evening. :-)