Apparently hackers have their own online forum. One of them challenged others to hack Amazon’s e-reader. Labba, a hacker, accepted the challenge and hacked the Digital Rights Management tool.
DRM hackers cracked the code for iTunes. Before that, they “cracked the copy protection on DVDs in 1999.” The guy who hacked the DVDs, know as DVD Jon, “now runs a company with an application to take the pain out of moving different types of content between devices.”
The folks who hold copyrights to e-books, like authors or publishers, want the works’ copyrights protected. Consumers often dislike DRM software because it limits what can be done with the content.
According to the BBC article:
As soon as a new DRM system is active, hackers begin to try and break it.