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FairPlay is Apple Computer's name for its digital rights management (DRM) built in to the iTunes Music Store. FairPlay is considered to be one of the most reasonable DRM implementations available at present, since it is relatively user friendly, and not as restrictive as some systems. However there will always be critics of any form of DRM; many feel that any restrictions at all are too many.

FairPlay, attached to all for-pay iTMS tracks, makes the following requirements: