AudioCDs protected before 2001?

My first post in the Audio forum :),

I’m quite sure that AudioCDs which are produced before 2001 are not copy protected. As I read some articles about this in the past and never got a protected AudioCD produced before 2001 at my home. So to be sure I’m asking you if my knowledge of this is correct or not?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:


p.s. thought about putting this thread in CopyProtection forum but maybe this is the better place because it’s more about Software and Game protection.

Hi kalas,

I think that your statement is correct. I am not sure if it was the first, but definitely one of the first copy protected Audio CDs that appeared on the market was the european release of Natalie Imbruglia - White Lilies Island, released on November 5, 2001 (so, late 2001).

Probably you already know that, but the Campaign for Digital Rights website has a lot of informations about .

Regards, :slight_smile: