The notorious Norwegian computer hacker, Jon Lech Johansen, has released software allowing users to share digital media files across devices.
The new software from his San Francisco-based company DoubleTwist, will allow users to share both user-generated and professionally created music, photos and video clips between computers, mobiles and game consoles.
This means that songs bought on Apple’s iTunes can easily be shared on other devices.
At the moment, the only portable music player which can store content downloaded from the iTunes store is Apple’s iPod.
Initially the system will allow file-sharing with Sony’s PSP games console, Nokia’s N-series mobile, Sony Ericsson’s Walkman and Cybershot handsets and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile smartphones.
The release of this software is likely to cause waves in the music and film download world.
The software is available as a free download from the company’s website.