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Good news for Mac-owning, Celine Dione fans
May 14, 2002 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Good news for Mac-owning, Celine Dione fans

"The process is pretty easy: I took a bit of electrical tape and applied it to the edge of the CD, the 'shiny side', - just a half inch of the stuff - and aligned it with the very edge 'data track session ring' visible on these copy protected CDs. Took the tape out to the outside of the CD and put it in my CD Rom."
posted by schlaager (17 comments total)

 
Speaking of Apple...

Ladies and gentlemen, the Apple XServe. Look out, Sun.
posted by Marquis at 12:10 PM on May 14, 2002


Ha! I laugh. I wonder how time, energy, and money was spent to put these copyright solutions on these cd's versus to circumvent them. At least it probably kept some people employed for a while.
posted by Hackworth at 12:11 PM on May 14, 2002


Somebody contact Sen. Hollings! We need to outlaw electrical tape as an anti-DMCA device!!!1!
posted by chipr at 12:15 PM on May 14, 2002


That's a lot of trouble to go through just to hear Celine Dion.

This sounds like the stuff people used to try back in the 80's to make CDs "sound better".The green marker thing, stuff like that.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet at 12:15 PM on May 14, 2002


That's pretty much exactly what I thought of, Barney. I wonder if anyone's combined the two techniques.
posted by me3dia at 12:34 PM on May 14, 2002


Actually, it reminds me more of the "hole-punch" method of "double-siding" the 5 1/4" floppy disks of the C64/AppleII days.

Low-tech beats hi-tech almost every time.
posted by grum@work at 12:56 PM on May 14, 2002


The process is pretty easy: I took a bit of electrical tape and applied it to her mouth, and aligned it with her ears.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:39 PM on May 14, 2002


I got a telephone call this AM from a guy in Government Relations at SONY Music, in response to my emails (see previous thread on this subject). He tells me that in the future, SONY will have "dual-layer" music CDs: 1 layer being playable on audio devices, one layer being MP3s that cannot be copied off the CD but can be played on the CD (I wonder how they'll manage that?). He says that there will be a warning added to all protected CDs that using them in a computer may void warrantees.
posted by luriete at 1:41 PM on May 14, 2002


The subset of the population that owns Macs *and* are Celine Dion fans must be quite small, indeed.
posted by laz-e-boy at 2:10 PM on May 14, 2002


Apparently, there is only one Mac-owning Celine Dion fan: a small ferret answering to the name of Phil working in a mortuary. Celine Dion, Phil says, is how he gets through the grimness.
posted by ed at 2:18 PM on May 14, 2002


one layer being MP3s that cannot be copied off the CD but can be played on the CD

Why the hell would they bother? Is there any computer with a CD drive that *can't* play a normal CD? If the MP3s aren't downloadable, what's the point of all that effort?
posted by me3dia at 2:35 PM on May 14, 2002


I don't think they understand that if you can play a given sample of digital audio, then you can copy it.
posted by oaf at 2:44 PM on May 14, 2002


This is just further proof that electrical tape and super glue hold the universe together.
posted by DragonBoy at 2:59 PM on May 14, 2002


I'm still waiting for someone (else) to come clean and make an admission. "Hi, my name is ________ and I'm a Mac user and Celine Dion fan."

But it won't be me! ::whistling innocently::
posted by Dreama at 3:48 PM on May 14, 2002


Hi, my name is Fofer and I'm a Mac user and Celine Dion fan.


By the way, my CD drive is now busted.
posted by Fofer at 4:33 PM on May 14, 2002


I took a bit of electrical tape and applied it to her mouth,

That mouth would require more than 'a bit'!
posted by HTuttle at 4:38 PM on May 14, 2002


You bastard!

Yeah? You MAC-OWNING CELINE DION FAN!!!

*Gasp!*

posted by signal at 4:51 PM on May 14, 2002


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