CD Copyright Protection


I recently copied the contents of a CD which contains video and audio. I was initially given permission by one of the author’s associates to copy it to my hard drive because the program ran very slow from the CD drive. Now however I have been told by a separate associate that it would be a violation of the CD’s use.

I am returning this CD because it’s caused me all kinds of headaches with the vendor. My question is, if a copy of the contents has already been done based on their initial authorization, is there a way that they can tell whether or not the copy took place?


In a word [B]No[/B] they can not tell if a copy has been made from the original disc.
If you bought and paid for the disc then under the fair use act you should have
the right to make a backup copy of the disc but for your own personal use only.