“”Immediately upon discovering this flaw, we worked quickly to address it and to ensure that Winamp can continue to provide secure playback of Windows Media content,” an AOL spokesperson toldBetaNews. “A fix is being implemented in existing players and a new player will be posted for users to download.”
Because AOL revoked its Windows Media license currently in use, the updated Winamp will be mandatory for those wishing to play WMA files. “
Engadget released a story a week ago explaining how to bypass Napster’s (and other music services) DRM protection by using a plugin for Winamp that allowed you to record whatever was being played. The story hit every news outlet including Reuters.