Is there a “fix” for this?
As I understand it, iTunes allows you to burn a CD with your music on it. You can then rip the CD and encode it how you like.
Another way (on a PC) is to use a program such as Total Recorder – it grabs anything sent to your sound card and allows you to save it.
I’m hoping that the music industry has noticed that I’m not buying DRM audio, and won’t until I can get DRM free audio.
I’m not buying any either – and here in the UK, if you want a whole album, the CD is often cheaper anyway.