The Register reports that copy protection provider Macrovision plans to incorporate support for Apple’s FairPlay technology. “According to mailings sent out with the company’s CDS-300 version 7 beta release, ‘support for iPod and iTunes… will be made available in a Q4 update.’ The blurb claims that support will be enabled ‘via Apple FairPlay.’ That suggests that Macrovision has indeed managed to license Apple’s DRM technology — or is sufficiently confident of doing so that it can provide a timeframe for the code’s adoption… Reaching an agreement with Macrovision makes sense for Apple, since it will ensure that copy protected CDs no longer leave iTunes users out in the cold, but encompasses Mac buffs too. If we are going to have to face the mass release of protected discs, then we at least want them to support alternatives to Microsoft’s software.”