I originally had a CD published in 2003 which I made a single backup copy of (really, no kidding). That copy worked just fine in a normal CD player. I subsequently lost that original CD (well not me, but one of my less-than-mindful offspring). OK, so I tried to make a copy of the copy using Roxio CD creator 5 basic. The CD was created without complaint but with absolutely blank audio tracks. (2 CDs coastered this way).
OK, so since I was using Mediaplayer 9, it allowed me to copy the files from the backup copy (Rip is it?) to my local hard drive in wma format. Again, no warning and 0 complaints and it produced a perfectly playable set of files in MP9.
So I assume the local files from the backup CD are fine and legal.
From there, a Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 project allows me to then write those wma files directly to a audio CD project and all of this is again with no complaints or warnings whatsoever. At the end, it does complain that it can't get the track labels from the internet, but the project finishes OK.
I have the feeling that what is happening is an indirect punishment "it makes the file, but purposely blank" situation from the wma format that Roxio is reading. If thats the case, I'm a bit perturbed why it just doesn't simply state that and stop.