Insert at your own risk

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It seems there is only one industry that is currently making a product that is certainly not what the consumers want and get away with it: the music industry.

While consumers and a lot of big…

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I’ll tell you one thing for sure. If I insert one of those disks and it causes my machine ANY problems at all, if the CD isn’t VERY clearly labelled I’m going to go straight down to a lawyers office and start talking to them about sueing the record industry for the cost of my new computer (which of course would have to be totally fibre optic with things like DVDRAM, Ultrawide SCSI etc etc). Anyone who’s computer gets messed up by this shit should speak to a lawyer. I’m sure it comes under the hacking laws of causing maliscious damage to computers.

nila, Nice idea, but I’m sure you are bound by some EULA the moment that you open the disc, just as in computer software, that absolves the manufacturer of said cd for any damages.

Use drives that are able to read such cds. For example lite-on or plextors.

-fb- I’m pretty sure that the EULA isn’t legally binding. At least that’s what I read somehere. I think it was the Blizzard case where they tried to sue BnetD for trying to “circumvent” their piracy prevention measures. -peaceandlove- Why go through all that trouble? Just download the dang song over p2p and be done with it. No muss no fuss.

This is also mentioned on the Inquirer ( http://www.theinquirer.net/12050201.htm ). Apple knowledge base ( http://kbase.info.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/kbase.woa/wa/query?searchMode=Expert&type=id&val=KC.106882 )

heheheh. see…on a PC computer, i CAN FORCE eject my drives. sorry Mac :wink: but yes. this is absolutely wrong. then again. i dont care. i dont listen to the bullshit they (attempt) copyprotect. -Ice

All you need is a black marker to by-pass the new protection :slight_smile: http://www.chip.de/praxis_wissen/praxis_wissen_8725919.html

Since the site is in German, can someone translate? Give a brief summary of what to do?

Why the F*** should I buy any CD’s any more? Ill just keep my old collection and start using p2p since supporting my artist means chancing my PC. Besides I dont even own a home stereo. Only a PC and portable MP3. Im all done paying. Why when as a consumer you get punished? at this point Boycott any CD with any advertised or known protection.

Hypnosis4U2NV, use an online translator like Babel Fish. http://world.altavista.com/

I’m under the impression now that CD copy protections are frustrating more and more consumers… daily. It’s also my belief that this is not being done to thwart ripping discs, but to make people want to switch to a new format, the horrible DataPlay discs. Of course, you need a new DRM infested player and a lawyer to help you decipher your rights as a consumer (none?) after all this happens. btw, the iMac problem can be solved by digging a little in the user’s manual I’m told. Something to do with holding down a mouse button (guess which one) before the grey screen appears. I dunno, sounds kind of foolish :slight_smile: And the iMac’s %DO% have an eject button for removing stubborn discs from the drive – except in the MacOS help screen, the button is called a “moderately fancy letter opener”! But seriously… buy new CDs! The more pairs of eyes we have looking at the various copy protections, the better our chances of cracking them early in the game :slight_smile:

[written by dx50azlm]But seriously… buy new CDs! The more pairs of eyes we have looking at the various copy protections, the better our chances of cracking them early in the game :)[quote end] No, the opposite! If you buy CDs the music industry will gain more money and as a consequence will be able to push trough everything it wants.

The CDs you buy just helped the RIAA fuck you in the ass just a little more. I hope it feels good to know the money you gave them is going to develop copy protection, sue college students and buy legislation that limits your freedom. The people that buy from the RIAA are the real problem.

It doesn´t matter if we buy more or less cd´s. If we were to buy more the cd company would think that they were right about it and since they think noone can copy there cd´s they´ll boost prices. If people buy les cd´s they will keep blaiming piracy (while it is actually the high prices that are at fault) and keep on making the cd´s more expensive and increasing security. So either way the loser turns out the poor consumer unless a full boycot and letting the companies know why we are boycotting them.

Hello everybody a few posts back I heard about some apple problems )like the grey screen) here is a method to resolve that problem (don´t know if it really works but it is from another apple user) 1. Restart the computer. If necessary, use the reset/interrupt button. 2. Immediately after the system startup sound, press and hold the mouse button. Continue to hold the mouse button until the computer is finished starting up. This technique may force the disc to eject. Force Mac OS X startup If Mac OS X is installed on the computer, try these steps. 1. Restart the computer. If necessary, use the reset/interrupt button. 2. Immediately after the system startup tone, press and hold the “X” key. Continue to hold the key until the computer is finished starting up. 3. Open iTunes or DVD Player (both located in the Applications folder). 4. Click the Eject button in either of these applications.