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  • Equipment (Score:2, Interesting)

    I have one of those Pioneer CD Writers at home (you know, the model they use in studios and stuff). I have it purely to practice my hobby as a DJ. Ofcourse any copy I make are from CDs I own and are onto CDs for audio use only (which are pretty expensive because they include tax on copying). Copies of write protected CDs are (strangly enough), not copy protected. If everything else fails, I can still make a digital copy just because my CD player has a digital out and the CD writer has a digital in. The copi
    • It wasn't so much the fact you can break the copy protection software, it's the fact that it is virtually no different from a trojan virus infilrating a computer without permission.

      Copy protection software is a false security. The record companies have been conned into thinking that they can put this software on CDs and everyone will buy into it. Thankfully a significant number don't.

      If you are going to have copy protection it should not be to the detriment of my listening pleasure (several cases have highlighted the quality has been less than MP3s) and it should not try to install itself on any other machine that the owner has not given their explicit permission to do so. There are many Extended CDs out there now that have DATA tracks with lyrics videos, etc. All the ones I own (apart from the first few without the current technology) don't require anything to install, except perhaps readily available QuickTime or MPEG video players. So why should copy protection software ever require itself to be installed on your computer?

      By installing itself during the autorun step then that violates MY terms and conditions of installing onto MY computer. Therefore should I be able to sue either the record company, the software writers or both? If a virus writer can be sued for doing exactly that, where is the difference here?