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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
    • Re:Equipment (Score:3, Informative)

      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 h

  • Welcome to this week's episode of "Corporate Stupidity", the program that shows you just how stupid companies can be when it comes to making money!

    Today we take a look at SunnComm Technologies. They produced a CD copy-protection program for inclusion on music CDs. It is supposed to allow you to send tracks to people legally. The tracks would stop working after a limited number of times or a specific amount of time.

    BBC News reported the following:

    "Mr Halderman found that SunnComm's MediaMax CD-3 softwa