These new copy-protected cds from Sony BMG and EMI are bullshit

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  1. Brian

    Brian New Member

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    I used to be a huge internet music pirater, but then I had a change of heart and decided to start buying my cds. I have bought about 25 cds in the past few months and ripping them to my powerbook and ipod. But with these new copy-protected cds it looks like im going to have to go back to pirating:hs:


     
  2. Icedog

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    so wait - what? The new CDs use WMA? How would you be able to play it in a regular CD player? what? I'm confused.. how does this work? anyone?

    :confused: x11tybillion
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    That's bullshit. Microsoft and Apple's technology are both propreitary, not just apple's. And although im not familiar with the microsoft technology, can't it just be bypassed by burning the songs to a blank cd and then re-ripping them as regular mp3s?
     
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    fuck dat shit
     
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    inamorata New Member

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    that only makes sense
     
  6. Eye For The Winter

    Eye For The Winter New Member

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    When you take an mp3 and burn it to a cd you take a lesser quality file and up it to fill a cd. Then when you rip it back to your computer you take the quality down again and the quality is significantly less than what you started with.
     
  7. Brian

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    :rofl:dont hate i was in a hurry and read this on the fly:fawk::hs:
     
  8. Brian

    Brian New Member

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    The record comapnies say this will stop piracy with the average person, but that means there will still be copies, of all the cds in the world on the internet, ready to be download for free

    keep the cds with out the copy protection bullshit
     
  9. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I doubt there is any significant or noticeable difference in quality between the original mp3 and the one that has been re-ripped after being converted to cda. Maybe if it was analog ripping, but who does that anymore?

    Either way, like all copy-protection technology, someone will find a way to break it.
     
  10. lordcoca

    lordcoca Wading in the Velvet Sea

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    It'll stop piracy with the average person - the average person who actually goes out and buys the CD's. I don't understand the logic of punishing the people who are actually paying, I rip every CD I buy to my computer, and I typically buy rather than download because I like having the CD. This just makes things more complicated :sad2:
     
  11. untoastytoast

    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    :rofl: as i was reading that i went :hsugh:. That would be pretty amazing if 86 out of every 100 people had an ipod.
     
  12. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Haha yeah. Kinda hard to have an iPod if you don't have electricity. I wonder what percentage of the world has electricity. I doubt its as high as 86%.
     
  13. turbo91

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    Chances are your music tastes suck if you are purchasing a CD with this technology. They will only spend money on bands that are marketing creations--the ones that sell millions and millions. :)
     
  14. lordcoca

    lordcoca Wading in the Velvet Sea

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    Who'd you send that off to? Post the address, I'll write something up too if I have the time :)
     
  15. axer12

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    I bought one of those DualDisc cds with DVD audio on one side and the CD on another, and I can't even rip the cd side. :mad:
     
  16. Skoles

    Skoles Guest

    This is why I keep my ass-old PC around. A lot of the cd protection requires the lastest & greatest OS/hardware. My 32x DVD-ROM rips protected CD's just fine.
     
  17. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    Which one?
    My Ben Folds cd had that, but I was still able to rip it. :dunno:
     
  18. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    werd to that
     
  19. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    the way it works is the cd has multiple sessions on it--one for your old school cd players and one (or more) for when in a computer. the computer based session can store the music in alternative formats and require extra drivers or such bullshit to be installed in order to access the music. it prevents casual piracy, but you could, for instance (if desperate), play it through your normal cd player and just record the lineout. it's a pretty stupid move for them to do this, if you ask me
     
  20. φ

    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    what a coinsidence, i was just looking for a p2p for the mac. I love ares for my windows pcs, but no mac version of ares?
    www.aresgalaxy.org
     
  21. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    mac has bittorrent too, right?
    :noes:
     
  22. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    yeah, Tomato Torrent is an excellent 3rd party BT app.
     
  23. φ

    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    what does that mean? It knows if you steal music or something?
     
  24. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    :rofl: man they are stupid
    1. People will always be able to pirate media, no matter what copy protection they use. Hell my studio CD player has a digital output on it, and I could easily dump the raw digital audeo out to my digital mixer, convert it to the ADAT digital format, and then back onto a 96Khz master disk. Sounds complicated? It's not, and it would only take me as long as playing the disk once to do it.
    2. People are not going to dump thier iPods, for some shitty music that they can probably find on the internet, thanks to spitefull people who think like I do.
     
  25. Ronin

    Ronin Guest

    just a speed bump in the road to total piracy
     

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