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May 15, 2002
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Copy protection of music CDs is morally wrong, and as Americans we can and must assert our rights to Fair Use of the media we have purchased. But I give it to the Germans: they have figured out a way to defeat Cactus DATA Shield 100/200 and KeyAudio. [translated from German by Google]
posted by johnnydark (6 comments total)

 
It's already been discussed I'm afraid.
posted by atom128 at 10:29 AM on May 15, 2002


Morally wrong? Wow. Like, "Thou shalt not hoard your tunes"? "Thou shalt not prevent others from duplicating your work when all they've really 'bought' is a license to listen to it"?
posted by dammitjim at 11:17 AM on May 15, 2002


atom128,
it's already been discussed but the previous FPP was really cryptic. On MetaTalk we've discussed many times how sometimes you can't figure out what the hell a FPP is about.
JohnnyDark's FPP has much better wording
posted by matteo at 11:34 AM on May 15, 2002


matteo: "JohnnyDark's FPP has much better wording"

I'm sure this thread is not long for this world, but given Matteo's usage of the phrase "better wording," the (translated) linked article was too funny to pass up:

"The new copy protection mechanisms on audio CDs prevent users to put on itself for the privatgebrauch a copy. CHIP reader Karl enriches sent us to this topic just as ingenious as simple taps: A Fitzelchen post office It adhesive on the correct place that CD, can make the annoying copy protection ineffective."

Oh, is that it?

<sarcasm> We are this >< close to a universal translator. </sarcasm>
posted by Sinner at 11:52 AM on May 15, 2002


Like, "Thou shalt not hoard your tunes"?

For some of us, moral propositions do not begin with "Thou."
posted by rushmc at 11:58 AM on May 15, 2002


"Thou shalt not prevent others from duplicating your work when all they've really 'bought' is a license to listen to it"?


Under fair use (which is what this is all about) making a copy for your car, a back-up copy, or transering it to a new format, like say mp3 is protected.
posted by skallas at 3:48 PM on May 15, 2002


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