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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000637.txt from 2002/05

From: "Benjamin Maas" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Warning for Mac users trying to play certain CDs
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 12:12:50 -0400

There has been major controversy in the music industry about this. To make
a long story short, these cds violate DMCA standards because you cannot make
a personal copy for yourself. The Dutch have taken Sony to court about this
because of the damage that it can do to computers and the DMCA violation.
Not to worry, though, supposedly there is a workaround to defeat this copy
protection: A felt tipped marker.


Benjamin Maas
Fifth Circle Audio
Los Angeles, CA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Charette []
> There are copy-protected audio discs out there that will lock a Mac up. Do
> not play these in your Mac. You might have to bring the Mac to a repair
> facility to get the disc out! See
> searchMode
> @-----.106882
> These discs look like CDs but do not conform to CD standards
> because of copy
> protection software. An example is Epic/Sony's release of Celine Dion's A
> New Day Has Come. These new CDs say "Will not work on PC/Mac" but in the
> case of a Mac it may eat it alive ...
> Mark C.


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