Re: Copy protected CD's
* Tony Godshall wrote:
> According to Bj??rn Lindstr??m,
> > Andrew Schulman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Does anyone know the details? Some Windows-specific driver that's
> > > required to read the tracks? And how does it know how many times
> > > you've ripped a song-- stashing counts in the registry some place, or
> > > in a hidden part of the hard drive?
> > Presumably it uses a data track and Windows' nasty
> > auto-run-executable-on-CD feature to create the actual annoying
> > messages. I guess that in itself would prevent ripping by some
> > particularly naive Windows users.
> > Of course, it might well be combine with some actual copy protection
> > scheme that involves damaging the CD in some way.
> I recall a story about the first CD that had this... people
> were defeating it by running a magic marker around the
> outside. Do a slashdot search and you'll find it.
Or use the magic "hold down the shift key trick" so that auto-run
applications don't run.