After reading the Fake Fingerprint The Register article referred to on MacMinute news page, I saw a link to the CD Kills iMac related stuff near bottom of the page.<br><br>It says in part:<br><br>"Music disc copyright protection schemes such a Cactus Data Shield 100/200 and KeyAudio can be circumvented using tools as basic as marker pens and electrical tape, crackers have discovered. "<br><br>and<br><br>"Simply covering up the outer track disables the protection, allowing a disc to be played as normal in a PC or Mac. . . .<br><br>The process is pretty easy: I took a bit of electrical tape and applied it to the edge of the CD, the 'shiny side', - just a half inch of the stuff - and aligned it with the very edge 'data track session ring' visible on these copy protected CDs. Took the tape out to the outside of the CD and put it in my CD Rom." <br><br>"And guess what - it played, and ripped, with no problems at all," he adds. <br><br>[color:red]Would someone with a new iMac give this a try and report back to us? I'd like to know if it works .</font color=red><br><br>-- Source --<br><br>
I'm waiting for the first law suit from someone who innocently puts one of those CDs into a computer to play some music and has the computer trashed as a result.<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
_________________________ MACTECHubi dolor ibi digitus
They have to get on the right side of this. There will come a day where iPod like devices will be cheap as dirt, 50 times more storage, and people will sell them chock full of mp3s on ebay for nothing.<br><br>The greed must end.<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
very likely... I've heard that she can seduce people in french, so I wouldn't doubt she can seduce a piece of hardware with some bits and bytes<br><br>Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.<br>-- Aaron Levenstein
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
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