[vorbis] More on CD anti-copying techniques

Craig Dickson crdic at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 3 09:01:19 PDT 2001

Scott Manley wrote:

> "Andy (Dale)" wrote:
> > 
> > the wma files are protected from being transferred unless you take the
> > little signature file license thingy with it, and the normal music is
> > somehow protected from ripping, but i've heard anyone with somewhat computer
> > knowledge can still do it.
> Anyone with a PocketPC device can do it.... just get the latest media
> player and load the files to the Device, when the software does this it
> decrypts the files and removes licensing info - I guess most pocket
> devices don't have the power to decode and decrypt.

And can you then transfer the file back to a desktop computer, resulting
in a completely unprotected wma file that is the same quality as the
original protected file?

> So Microsoft are
> guilty of violating the DMCA by building a system which bypasses
> mechanisms used to protect digital content.

Heh-heh. Microsoft are guilty of any number of things, but this isn't
really the right forum for that...


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