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ygfperson
05-21-2002, 07:36 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020520/tc_nm/media_cd_piracy_dc_1

Commander
05-21-2002, 07:54 PM
Think of the glory that the person found this out has!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

kwigibo
05-21-2002, 07:59 PM
Oh damn, my computer won't play celion dion, where's that nicko pen...ah here it is

Scribble, scribble scribble,

Aaaaaaah noise pollution, my ears my ears...........................screams n faints

ygfperson
05-21-2002, 08:06 PM
who do they pay to come up with half-assed schemes like this? 40-bit encryption for a dvd is understandable, at least they tried. but this?

turns out that your cd player/reader is trying to read a confusing track, but can't. your dependable felt marker stops it.

kwigibo
05-21-2002, 08:08 PM
the funniest part is that all the money they would of spent on research to do this can be over come by a 1 dollar felt pen or cheaper depending where you live

incognito
05-21-2002, 08:17 PM
Ok I read this article but I am still trying to grasp the idea of the pen scribbling thing. How does this work again? You scratch out the inner rims of the cd?

golfinguy4
05-21-2002, 08:59 PM
They (the cd maker) write some gibberish data on the cd so the computer reads it first, finds it's corrupted, and the cd doesn't work on the computer. Hence, people took a marker and wrote over the part that had the gibberish. Therefore, the computer didn't read it because it couldn't "see" it and it continued to the next section, which was the real songs/data.

Commander
05-21-2002, 09:01 PM
I think that's the case with one of my cd, thankx golfinguy...oh man I can't wait 2 c it it works!!!!!!!!!!!:D

RobR
05-22-2002, 02:40 AM
When are Sony and all the other music distributors going to wake up to the fact that their antiquated music distribution model has come to an end. Charging 10 or so for a music CD is bound to end in piracy. As this thread shows, people will find a way round any copy protection.

Come on Sony, the world has moved on. Get over it.

This is in no way intended to encourage piracy, which is theft. However, Sony are also playing dirty, as I am quite entitled to back up a music CD for my own, or my families / friends use.

The ultimate weapon is in our own hands. We should refuse to buy all copy-protected CD's. Sony would soon stop when they saw their sales take a nose dive!

Rant over.

Commander
05-22-2002, 07:15 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad: I screwed up my cd:mad:
Stupid pen!!! I'v lost first half of my first song and the last song...:mad: should've figuerd out how to scratch a cd b4 doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damnit

RobR
05-22-2002, 07:34 AM
You **don't** need to scratch it. Just write a thick black line over the outer(?) track.

incognito
05-22-2002, 08:06 AM
Outer rings or inner rings?

Aran
05-22-2002, 03:40 PM
These people state that "anything that can be used to pirate music or software is illegal".

so........ intelligence is illegal.

Unregistered
05-22-2002, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by elchulo2002
Outer rings or inner rings?

Outer..not shure how thick it needs to be though

-KEN-
05-22-2002, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Aran Elus
These people state that "anything that can be used to pirate music or software is illegal".

so........ intelligence is illegal.

Not to mention felt markers and computers :D

Aran
05-22-2002, 05:25 PM
have you heard about the guy who fooled fingerprint scanners with a bunch of gummy bears?

people are getting smarter as individuals and dumber as a whole.

Commander
05-22-2002, 08:13 PM
posted by Aran Elus
people are getting smarter as individuals and dumber as a whole I totaly agree!!!! I think this is happening because all the stupids are the leaders and they shift the weight a lot, which counts for many of the smart ppl out there!:D