SunnComm agrees to buy Darknoise to block analogue loophole

I just posted the article SunnComm agrees to buy Darknoise to block analogue loophole.

  Up until now,  companies developing copy-protection for Audio-CDs have always aimed at blocking  the ability to digitally rip music from a CD on a PC, but did not have any effect on  analogue...
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Extreamly stupid idea, any such sound can be easily filtered out by any sound editing software, another protection against cluless users.

Yippie even more degratation of the audio! Keep it up and soon we’ll be back at vinyls and after that, stonecakes!

“their anti-piracy methods to a new level” So far all levels that i have seen from this company from the days of Charley Pride’s CD to their latest haven’t gotten out of the basement yet. BTW: White paper describing DRM protection and it’s shortfalls will be published in the late fall of this year.

Audio filtering will likely work if one gets hold of the digital rip off the CD. For other sources such as off the radio, the damage takes place upon recording and the resulting noise is not as easily removed. Anyway if this technology is put into CDs and the radio, it will likely anger anyone who still tapes their CDs for their legacy car-cassette-radios as well as mini-disc owners since the noise affects audio compression (MD uses Atrac2/3 compression).

Thank goodness this new annoyance has fallen into SunnComms inept hands. The only pleasure greater than the workaround for this Darknoise will be listening to the furious remarks, posturing and hollow threats from SunnComm once it becomes public.
[edited by Crabbyappleton on 06.02.2004 01:41]

If this technology does what it says, it’s quite promising (and worrying) as it would disallow MP3 encoding. However, by its nature it couldn’t be applied to legally bought DRM-protected WMA files (because they are also lossy), so you could still capture the audio at this point using Total Recorder-style software and reencode to MP3. It’s also possible that if this became popular, an MP3 encoder such as Lame could be modified to copy or bypass the modulation. It looks like a good technology, but it’s only as strong as the weakest link, and as Anne Robinson knows, there are lots of them!

So much for " Fair Use". Something else trampled in the dust…

Was it SunnComm that had a bit of a problem with the “SHIFT” key…? If so, nuff said… :d

these bastards are still chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… tisk, tisk, tisk… :d

Well… with a vast number of Radio Stations using hard disk playout systems… how do they expect these songs to be played. You either rip 'em on to the playout system or record 'em in real time!!!

LOL GristyMcFisty :B