I see all of your points, which are all valid. As for the person who said something about a point of reference: Isnt the data written in a spiral, starting from a center point, spiraling in one direction outward, like a record?
Its just that with todays copying meathods, I feel like I am getting a 1:.5+.5 Copy. Like its "close" to being the same. Maybe I just dont understand much about copy pertections. Whenever I copy a cd, I use CloneyXXL to determine the type of pertection, then tell Alcohlol 120% to use that, and Go. Some images create perfectly, with no errors, and other images, near the beginning of the disc (This normally happens with safedisk ) I get "Read Error at block xxxx" or something like that. I just let it finish, and burn the image (with no problem) And the CD normally functions perfectly. In cases when in is a game, It installs perfectly, but won't play. So a quick download of a fixed executable, and everything works fine.
Im sure that the read errors are produced by the copy protection. I just dont know how they do it. Could somone point me at some good documentation I could read to learn a little about this?
Edit: Sorry for not posting in the "Newbie Forum" Thanks for moving it.