Music CD's Copy Protected?

If you enjoy making compilation cd's with tracks from cd's you already own, or if you just want to have backup copies, think again. Those adorable record company people want to put a stop to that.

If they get their way, music cd's will soon carry copy protection. Their plans also include special protection so that a regular music cd won't play on the CD-ROM drive of a pc.

The question raised by all this is however, do they really think that they are that much better than the movie industry? If DVD protection can be cracked so easily what makes them think that music cd's will be any different? Even if it works, a good cd player can be easily "fed" into a decent sound card and a copy can be made.

It seems that their plans are to make music piracy harder, rather than to stop it alltogether.

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Music CD's Copy Protected?

This isn't going to solve the problem at all. I think both sides need to make some compromises, but of course the record companies don't want to, and are whining because they believe they won't make as much money.

Music CD's Copy Protected?

As a musician, I feel the pain of piracy. I spent so many hours of hard work in creating my music. At college, there are so many people who have only listened to the radio and MTV their entire lives. Now they find out that they can get an entire music collection for free with MP3s. Those people do not deserve music to grace their ears. If you don't want to support the artist (not financially because we make nearly nothing from CD sales), then you don't deserve to listen to the music that we work so hard to make. People like me who buy CDs and then make MP3s for our own "computer radio station" will suffer from the piracy of others. I enjoy having thousands of songs randomly played from my computer. But I payed for them all.

Music CD's Copy Protected?

I have 5000 MP3s, did I pay for them? No. Do I care? No.Music is broadcasted for Free on Television and the Radio, people used to and still DO record the Radio Songs onto Cassette, and people still tape their fav Music Videos, why is that permitted and yet Music Via the Internet in the form of MP3s not?When the Cassette Tape and Music Radio was first broadcasted, the people who made money from them moaned that they were going to be out of business, they aren't and research has indeed proven that Radio affects sales in a positive way.This kind of protection for Music CDs isn't going to do anything except slow down protection for... a month (if that) until we find a way around it or a way to remove the protection outright.The SafeDisc 2 protection for games was meant to be the ultimate Game-Protector from making copies of Games, but sure enough, cracks and programs are out there that can remove this 'superior' code, and if you own an older CD-Writer, you can just as easily bypass the protection because the burner doesn't know what SD-2 is.So, bring on this new protection, see if I care, it won't do anything to stop people from delievering something that should be free in the first place.

Music CD's Copy Protected?

You are soooo right my friend. I posted similar replies to similar badly thought-out technologies to some major it/web news sites and they never 'printed' my stuff.If you've got ears, you can copy it. My god, there's some snake-oil salesmen making some money out of the gullible these dyas !cheers all.....

Music CD's Copy Protected?

I attended a symposium years ago where 'the industry' ws assembled to moan and whine about home taping. They too mentioned copy protection and hardware fixing of players. Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon and manager to James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt) stood up and basically told them all off. The problem, as he saw it, wasn't the home taping, but the millions the industry would spend on a fix, that would be defeated by inserting a paperclip in the right place. This essentially shut them all up...and here too...after spending millions, we all know that a fix will be as easy as downloading an MP3 over one of the hundreds of alternative sources. Sheeeeesh

Music CD's Copy Protected?

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Music CD's Copy Protected?

Well as far as im consurned you mother f**kin wanks can suck my niples cause you all really smell. Dont you see that these people have to spend hours of their time makeing the f**kin music while you lot wank over pictures off Pamela naked while ya supid f**kin MP mother f**kin 3 dowloads. Ya sad ass bunch of ass lickers. NOW go Fcuk your mothers!!! ohh and here is a link to the pamela free VIDS [url removed]

Music CD's Copy Protected?

I am an artist and don't find anything wrong with people downloading music for free, it is a way of life and I do support it 100%, the Music Corps have forgotten about us and the sooner they realise this behaviour of Free Music via MP3s is here to stay the better.

Music CD's Copy Protected?

I think mp3 is good, because it willstop this fake produkts like BSB andall those bands. I hope that in thefuture you can get free music andwhat the real band will make moneyon is their conserts because thatssomething real and thats whatpeople want. Or am I wrong?

Music CD's Copy Protected?

if the cds dont play on a cd-rom drive which bears the "compactDisc" logo, which means it can play any CD, they cant do that? it is supposed to play on any player that displays this... i do feel sorry for the bands with the whole mp3 thing.. but not for the fat-cat music companies. when they do things such as changing the cd-single law so that only 3 tracks are allowed and no more than 20 mins, is done, i really have no sym,pathy, i u sed to buy many cd singles for the remixes (sometimes 7 or 8!) but for 3 tracks, now, what is the point. + the "enhanced" cds are rubbish .movs, why cant they put a decent MPEG-1 or mpeg-2 on the CD? liek DEstinys Childs' extra cd with writings on the wall? they need to think about giving the consumer value for money, not trying to copy protect cds and alienate consumers even more....

Music CD's Copy Protected?

Stop whining, you all. Copy protection is not going to happen. All we need to hope for is a limit to the record companies' stupidity.But hey, sooner or later it will all come out in the wash.Boy, am I an optimist.

Music CD's Copy Protected?

There is no way to protect a cd so that it will play in a cdplayer and not in a Cd rom. so that means that yo woud have to buy a different cd player to play (c) cds. ya ok like that is going to happen. this protection is a bunch or crap and will never work in reallity

Music CD's Copy Protected?

I understand what people are trying to say in this post and to those people who are pirating mp3's form the internet i would like to say this. One of these days some one will actually invent a protection that will acully work, some might say this cant happen. we will see.... To the people who buy the cd's then make their own mp3's i would like to say keep it up but you will suffer from the people who are on welfare and cant afford CD's. We will get you piraters one day. You might think you can out smart us but like you where theres a will theres away...The Big Record Company

Music CD's Copy Protected?

If I am not mistaking, I believe there is a law that gives the consumer of any purchase, ie, a music cd, the right to do what they want with it for their own enjoyment. Wouldn't copy protecting a music CD be breaking the law?

Music CD's Copy Protected?

I just bought the new Disturbed cd, only to find out that I can't play it. I'm a college student, the only sound system I have is through my computer speakers, and now all I have is the damned video for 14 bucks. Tell me now all of you pro-record industry losers, why the hell would I ever buy a cd again if I can't play it on my computer? Now I'm forced to get online and try to find these songs I paid for on mp3 just to listen to them. I will never buy a cd again. I'm sorry I tried to do the right thing by supporting the band I like.

Music CD's Copy Protected?

Look, if I paid for a record, and then when portability by walkman was popular, I bought the cassette, why am I paying for the same songs again, now on CD..certainly I've paid for them at least twice already. Oh, and the 45's, the 8 tracks.....Even our resident musician has got to see that this is piracy, by the music industry on the public

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