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17. Re: shift key lawsuit Oct 10, 2003, 18:11 indiv
 
The record label claims they knew of this exploit. Now, did they say that just to save face, or did they really know it? And if they did know it, why on earth would they give SunComm money for it?

The method of copy protection is about as strong as attaching a label that says "please don't copy this cd" to the CD, so I find it difficult to believe that the record label didn't know about the "exploit". I think the real purpose behind the technology wasn't to prevent copying, though, but instead it was to try the other methods of Digital Rights Management that are packed into SunComm's software. I could see the record companies petitioning Microsoft to incorporate DRM drivers out of the box in the future (which still wouldn't accomplish anything, but the scheme wouldn't rely on autorun and a license agreement).

None of these backwards-compatible schemes will ever work as long as there's not hardware support for this kind of stuff, though. It's all pretty futile anyway, considering that it takes one person to rip the CD, and then everyone else can download it and spread it without worrying about copy protection.

 
 
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