Make Your Own DRM CD
December 16, 2005 9:19 AM   Subscribe

Make your own DRM CD! Nothing says "Merry Christmas" (or Happy Chanukah, et al) like a homemade CD with the same crippling DRM technology that Sony and BMG use. Let a friend or relative you know that you care enough to prevent them from stealing music you've already stolen, even at the expense of enjoying the CD at all. It's what the holidays are really about.
posted by FeldBum (8 comments total)
Now if there was a way to apply DRM to limit the number of times my present could be stolen at a White Elephant party...(*rubs hands together feverishly, cackling malignly and drooling old crazy scientist juice*)
posted by freebird at 9:33 AM on December 16, 2005

This guide is actualy about adding "passive" protection, rather then craming CDs with spyware and viruses, the authors explain how to make a CD that can't be played properly in a CD-ROM drive (which some audio players use, so it won't be playable in some CD Players). Passive protection is very easy to get around.
posted by delmoi at 9:47 AM on December 16, 2005

How about instead I just go over to people's houses and put six shorty forties through their hard drive instead? Would that help spread Christmas cheer?
posted by fenriq at 11:26 AM on December 16, 2005

Would this be against the DCMA?
posted by drezdn at 12:06 PM on December 16, 2005

drezdn; did you read the article? No, it wouldn't.
posted by odinsdream at 1:32 PM on December 16, 2005

Damn, if only I'd known about this for The Swap. Damn, damn, damn!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:31 PM on December 16, 2005

This will surely be as popular as my idea, "kick a friend in the balls for Christmas."
posted by clevershark at 5:39 PM on December 16, 2005

That's what I get for skimming.
posted by drezdn at 11:08 PM on December 16, 2005

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