Anti-piracy system could damage loudspeakers

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#1

I just posted the article Anti-piracy system could damage loudspeakers.

BlackBeard used our newssubmit to tell us about an article in Newscientist. This article is about Cactus Datashield. They claim it’s a new protection, but if I remember it right is has already been…

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#2

I reckon this protection would not be permitted, especially in Europe. It wont exactly be hard to copy either - either do an exact copy with clonecd etc, or parse the correct sound from the cd player to the sound card and recode it.


#3

atm(and in the future?) you simple can’t protect the copying of audio cds when you got the original and a stereo you can copy it, just use your cd-in to record it to either mp3 to rls or copy


#4

Well that isn’t going to work either. There are cleaner programs out there that takes out distortion. Steinberg Clean! Plus is what I use. Or you can just edit the wave file with nero’s wave editor. :g


#5

Huh? Which version of Cactus data shield are you talking about? I came across a recent cd from BMG (Loveparade 2001 compilation) which is protected with Cactus Data Shield 100 (there’s also 200 according to Midbar website). There’s a warning on the cd which says: this cd can’t be played on pc. This technique uses 3 sessions, one with errors, a fake toc, large pre-gaps on the music session. All this combined makes sure your cdrom does not know what to do with the cd… But with CloneCD (check: subchannels in audio-data) it can be copied and the protection is partly removed so the copy can also be played on the pc… :slight_smile: (And it sounds good, that is: as good as it is possible on a pc ;))With the technical details mentioned above, apperently you are not talking about Cactus Data Shield 100.


#6

Not sure if this is the right forum. Is there a possibility to convert protected CDs (like the Loveparade 2001 - I’ve got it, too) directly into mp3 or other audio formats? CloneCD creates image files which are not very useful for me as I don’t have a CD burner. I’d like to have my CDs on my jukebox.