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According to Digital Music News, "...While most iPod owners lavish their devices with praise, a growing number of users are becoming unhappy with usage restrictions. Now, a new Winamp plug-in has been developed for iPod users wanting a bit more freedom...dubbed "mI_iPod", (it) allows users to manage their iPod collections with Winamp, instead of iTunes. That opens the door for users to offload music from their devices to their hard drives...allows users to sync multiple iPods together and create smart playlists. That throws quite a monkey wrench into the carefully constructed usage parameters created by Apple, designed in close collaboration with major labels...mI_iPod is not the first attack on an Apple protection scheme, with a number of programs developed to strip away FairPlay DRM protections. But Winamp offers a great deal more to users, delivering a entirely new level of flexibility for iPod users. That has already attracted over half a million downloads so far..."