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Posted: 12 Jun 04, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone give me advice on how to rip copy protected CDs? Are there any programs that can get around the copy protection? Thanks!

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Posted: 12 Jun 04, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know that if you turn a CD data side up and put it on a plate, insert it into your microwave and give it about 3 seconds, you'll not only get a terrific lightning show, it gets rid of copy protection.*











*in fact it eliminates all data

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Posted: 12 Jun 04, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 12 Jun 04, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a legal tool to copy your legally purchased CD, it's called unCDcopy (in German, sorry). You need 1.)the software, 2.)the EAN code of your CD, 3.) a player which plays the CD and is connected to your computer through a line-in plus 4.)an internet connection to allow the software to find a track list (Schnittdatei).

you find the software download here:

http://www.heise.de/ct/cd-register/default.shtml?s=uncdcopy

The procedure is explained with some useful pictures (again in German!) on this website (if you need some translation send me a message) - please ignore the porn adverts on the website:)

http://www.emule-anleitung.de/CDKopierschutzlegalumgehen.htm

The copy you get is a non-corrupted wav file which will play on any player (unlike your copy controlled original)
The procedure is 100% legal but I still think it's better not to buiy copy controlled CDs in order to put an end on this annoying practice.





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Posted: 12 Jun 04, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I simply record the tracks on my computer with my not updated real player as MP3 files and burn them on cd. That always worked for me. I don't know anything about special tools, etc.


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Posted: 12 Jun 04, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't they release this huge groundbreaking technology that cost millions to develop and distribute, to stop people ripping cds. And some guy just used a marker pen over the top and it worked!?

Or the other one where there's actually some autorun software on the cd that gets loaded onto your computer? Except when you insert the cd you can stop the software by holding down the shift key while the cd spins up!

All this DRM crap gets me down.

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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Or the other one where there's actually some autorun software on the cd that gets loaded onto your computer? Except when you insert the cd you can stop the software by holding down the shift key while the cd spins up!


Wasn't this guy actually arrested for making this information public?

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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The issue I have with these discs is not whether you can copy them, though by law you're supposed to be able to make a back-up copy (in the U.S. anyway) I believe..

It's the fact that at least one method actually uses corrupt, error-ridden data which your player is then supposed to correct, the same way it might if the disc had a small scratch.. so they are actually selling defective product that doesn't meet the standards for compact disc at regular prices and that ain't cool.

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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn right, dude. We deserve better. Brian understands this and hates these protected discs. Thank goodness he does, eh? He stopped it being used on the last remasters.

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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Medicated Droolist wrote:

The issue I have with these discs is not whether you can copy them, though by law you're supposed to be able to make a back-up copy (in the U.S. anyway) I believe..


No, back-up copies of anything are illegal.


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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eh? I've never had a problem with making backup copies. Never got me in trouble.

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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess it's another way of the music industry labeling their core audience as thiefs. Not really the best way to ensure sales. I usually try to buy CDs for the groups that I really like (this one being Velvet Revolver), as opposed to downloading them.


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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 19:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Welcome to the world of "you are not supposed to 'rip' a copy protected disc. That is why it is copy protected". If you download or otherwise use software or devices that allow you to circumvent the copy protection, you greatly increase your chances of being busted by the music industry. Ask the five hundred or so that were just served by the music industry for downloading.




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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 20:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, for obvious reasons, Adam, you haven't been caught and punished. But it's more of a moral breech by copying a CD...


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Posted: 13 Jun 04, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

US copyright laws gives the owner of the CD, cassette or video the right to copy his/her CD, cassette or video for his/her own use not for distribution and selling. So if you had a CD and only had a cassette player in your car you are entitled to copy it but you aren't supposed to sell it. So whoever mentioned this is correct.

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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exactly.

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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 07:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not only the US copyright law underlines that. I think it's a worldwide law.


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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*Clapping* Testify! Testify!!

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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam, I have musicmatch and all I do is just scroll down to "CD->Files and then you click whichever songs and hit "record"

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Posted: 14 Jun 04, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used music match to attempt to rip this CD. Didn't work. It actually created MP3/WAV files, but they were jittery.. sounded as if they scrambled the entire song.


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