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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen
    If you're talking about the effect of the DMCA, which makes certain methods of bypassing copy protection illegal (except under limited circumstances), then I think you've been reading too many scare stories. The act says that devices "primarily designed or produced for the purpose" of bypassing copy protection are illegal. Black marker pens might be able to be used for that purpose, but clearly aren't primarily designed or produced with that in mind.
    Yeah went off on a bit of a rant there - You're absolutely right.

    Still illegal to scribble on your CD though - if you do it in the right(wrong?) way, or to tell anyone how to do it. Even if you're just trying to exercise your right to "free use".

    You can say that mod chips for consoles are not primarily designed for bypassing copyright protection - you can't run Linux on an xbox without one - but that has not stopped Sony and Microsoft shutting down companies selling such devices.

    Any one ever found out how the "holding down the shift key" case got on? http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...ewID=news_view
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    "MediaMax CD-3 is a collection of technologies that provides copy management for optical media, while simultaneously enhancing and expanding the consumer's experience. MediaMax CD-3 is tightly integrated with Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Media Platform and the Digital Rights Management capabilities associated with the latest Windows Media Platforms. SunnComm licenses and uses Windows Media Audio DRM capabilities from Microsoft Corp. as the security feature for music files which end up residing on the consumer's computer."

    Just got to love that quote, how exactly does this stuff enhance the consumers experience? what is it exactly that makes it better than a "proper" cd?

    Also, I like how they say that the report is based on erroeous assumptions and then dont seem to state exactly what these assumptions are, is it obvious to everyone else that they are just angry because thier product sucks and can be circumvented by deleting a file on a computer.

    A quick point on the DMCA.... its my bloody computer and if I can delete any files I want, call it what you will but I do what I want with my own property and nobody should be able to stop me!!!!

    booooo RIAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    see any references to specific titles i've made, you can assume i _WAS_ going to buy them.

    i no longer buy "cds", so in a sense the industry's copy-protection is working - i'm not copying any copy-protected discs, as i'm not buying them in the first place! job done!

    i await the industry's new copy-protection mechanisms to prevent "tape", "vinyl" or "radio" from being useable by regular people

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    One major problem I can see in the future is 'Digital Convergence'. Basically the current copy protected discs are designed to hack up computers reading them, so what happens when every disc playing system is some sort of mini-pc. Ok they won't all be x86s, but the minute they stop playing discs blindly all these crappy mucked up discs will stop working. Usually new technology like that will become popular at Christmas, I can see Jo Public getting seriously annoyed when all his post 2002 'CDs' don't work. Time to break out some MC Hammer I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbuster
    One major problem I can see in the future is 'Digital Convergence'. Basically the current copy protected discs are designed to hack up computers reading them, so what happens when every disc playing system is some sort of mini-pc. Ok they won't all be x86s, but the minute they stop playing discs blindly all these crappy mucked up discs will stop working.
    But none of the CD's I have don't work in my computers... That's the thing. I wouldn't mind if copy protection worked how it was supposed to, but it doesn't.

    All it does it make the CD's not play in devices in which they're supposed to work flawlessly...
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