A student found out a way to break the anticopy locks tested on CDs by BMG.
all you have to do is hold down the shift key...
wow takes a phd to figure that out, makes us all look dumb
they can't sue him for that
in fact they should thank him for pointing that out.
isn't that what hackers used to do? poke around the system and tell the sys admin the security holes?
Here is the original site site Analysis of the MediaMax CD3 Copy-Prevention System
Princeton computer science student Alex Halderman has released a paper describing a one-click method to bypass the "copy protection" on the recently released Anthony Hamilton CD from BMG. "Halderman's paper illustrates exactly who's hurt by copy protections: the ordinary user, who can't move tracks to his iPod without going to KaZaA to get the music he has already paid for," said EFF Staff Attorney Wendy Seltzer. "These so-called speed bumps haven't kept songs off the peer-to-peer networks, they've only made it more difficult for the public to make fair use of music from authorized sources."
Princeton Ph.D. student John "Alex" Halderman published a paper on his Web site on Monday that gavedetailed instructions on how to disarm the SunnComm technology, which aims to block unauthorized CD copying and MP3 ripping. lol@tht how detailed do u have to go to press a shift key. what is it 1st u lift yr finger and gently lower it down and press the key that says shift or has an arrow on it. lol jk
<<None of the manufacturers, developers, or distributor make any representation or warranty, or assumes any responsibility, with respect to the enhanced portion of this disc.>>
Printed on the back cover of the CD, they take no responsibilty on if your able to listen to the music they sold you, but we'll sue your ass if you tell people to push the shift key.
see we always get past by anything why do they even try.....
I made a post about this kind of copyprotection without ever seeing it myself awhile back.
My conclusion wasn't much different than his -- I just assumed there'd be more 'defensive measures' on the CD than just the 1.