Well it's official, iTunes AAC has been cracked. Jon Lech Johansen's blog has a link to a program that purports to dump the raw AAC sctream from an encrypted one.
DRM takes another blow, and fair use gets helped along. It really is too bad that the DMCA makes this kind of research illegal in the US. I find it even more telling though that the Windows version is exploited.
Now that I can use windows to buy iTunes, I'll be able to play them back on Linux. Or I could turn blue waiting for Mini-Me to support Linux.