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Wednesday, October 8, 2003

defeated by a shift (key)

john halderman (who tore up [pdf] cd copy protection schemes last year), is back with the
magic that defeats the now-in-stores mediamax cd3 audio cd copy protection widget from sunncomm.

i wonder how much r&d money was spent on this? anyway…

and, related to some recent posts here, there’s the smell of heavy spin here too.

“We were fully aware that if someone held down the Shift key the first and every subsequent time (they played the disc) that the technology could be circumvented,” BMG spokesman Nathaniel Brown told Reuters, adding the company “erred on the side of playability and flexibility.”

posted by roj at 5:31 am