New Copy Protection Defeated By The High Tech Method Of Holding Shift Key
from the sneaky-sneaky dept
A few weeks back BMG made all sorts of news about the "new" copy protection they had added to some new CD that would even let you send copies of songs from the CD to friends - though, the songs would only play for 10 days - and let you copy the songs onto 3 CDs that you burned. As with any such copy protection, though, it didn't take long to find the holes, and a researchers is now reporting that this DRM technology can be defeated by the incredibly high tech method of holding down the shift key as you insert the CD into your computer. Now that's what I call strict copy protection. This is another example of the music industry trying to make life worse off for legitimate buyers of their music, while doing absolutely nothing to prevent real "piracy". The music will still get out there just as fast, and the only people this will slow down are legitimate buyers of the CDs trying to listen to their CD.