From: Mark Allerton (mark_at_warmspot.compulink.co.uk)
Date: 2003-07-01 22:58:40
I should mention that I had no trouble at all ripping both the Spacek
and Dwele CDs using iTunes on a Mac Powerbook (with a SuperDrive, which
may make a difference.) You see the stupid "player" volume appear, but
the audio volume and tracks also appear just fine. I wish the labels
would just give up on this crap. It annoys the hell out of me that the
labels are trying to get away with deliberately out-of-redbook-spec (or
to put it more bluntly - corrupt) discs to the public. I would get
upset and return the things to the shop, but luckily for me these
pathetic schemes just don't work at all.
On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 02:11 AM, Olaf Molenveld wrote:
> recently several CD's i purchased contain a new copy-protection
> which seems quiet addequate for "regular" consumers.....ie works rather
> good... of course it's rather easy to work around with a decent ripper
> CDex or something like that...i also noticed that some cd-players (both
> older hardware ones, and cd-rom players) can get confused by this
> and start trying to access the tracks like crazy, which takes up a
> lot of
> CPU, which can make your computer seem to hang...... i am not aware of
> virusses inside music-files or connected to protected CD's...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: mga <stevencatanzaro_at_sprintmail.com>
> To: ACID JAZZ MAILING LIST <acid-jazz_at_ucsd.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 8:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [acid-jazz] Virus on Spacek's Vintage Hi-Tech CD
> Interesting. I had a similar experience recently with P'taah's
> "Staring At
> The Sun" cd. I popped it into my computer and the machine froze up.
> Ended up
> having to scramble to get my data back and had to get a new hard disk.
> Could be coincidence... i.e., my hard drive went out at the precise
> Chris Brann went in. But, it got me wondering. LA Times had a recent
> about how the record companies could fight piracy, using such
> techniques as
> embedding worms in files shared on Kazaa, Soulseek and the like. One
> of the
> execs said, "Some of the things we can do could be quite nasty."
> Harry Shearer of NPR reported that the new Celine Dion CD, when
> placed in
> an Imac, disables the computer to such a point that the only way to
> get the
> disc out and the computer up and running again is to take it in for
> Looks like the war between record companies and consumers may swing
> high gear.... and we all know war is (usually) not the answer.
> (PS... overheard... quote from very famous singing star with long
> of hits in '70's and '80's.... "Records and CD's are done. It's over.
> Forget the labels. I'm making a big band CD."