View Full Version : Is it possible to break 2nd Gen CD Copy Control?

Scabrous Birdseed
30-03-2003, 16:58:24
Right, I just bought a double-CD compilation that has built-in copy control. So I turn the discs over, and lo and behold it is one continous track rather than two separate, black-maker-friendly ones. So no scribbling the CC out, then, as per usual.

Is it still possible to bypass it in some way? Different drivers, possibly?

Sir Penguin
30-03-2003, 23:00:37
It's possible to break any copy control. I don't know how to do it, though.


31-03-2003, 12:03:26
Easy. Copy them to tape.

31-03-2003, 12:23:02
Use a mini disk to get a good recording and then re-burn it. Or sample it within your computer using any wav recorder.

Scabrous Birdseed
31-03-2003, 18:32:44
I'll do that as a last-ditch effort- I'd have to spend several pence on a cable.

01-04-2003, 12:23:39
you'd need a decent cable, say one costing about 50....

01-04-2003, 19:28:20
Depends on the copy protection, Scabby Toothers. There are definately strippers out there. But I have no experience with them, and I'd have to hunt for them on scummy warez sites. I wonder if Google has permanently removed mention of them?

Scabrous Birdseed
01-04-2003, 20:30:58
Why would they? Surely after the DVD Jon ruling copying software is legal within the EU. Or something.

01-04-2003, 21:52:05
DVD Jon is back on trial. Starts this December.

And the threat of a lawsuit is enough to get Google to permanently remove all links. The Scientologists are very well known for that.

And since Google shows it has control of its content (permantently removing sites and their listing from its index), they are legally liable under DMCA for linking to anything that can circumvent copy protection.

So, that's why.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-04-2003, 21:01:57
Even Google.co.uk?

02-04-2003, 21:10:09
DS, the xenu.net links are back. I doubt this has the same reaction from either side, to be honest.

SB: surely google.co.uk uses the same database?

03-04-2003, 07:30:02
Nothing easier than to copy a protected CD. You only need a CD player with SP/DIF out and a recorder with SP/DIF in. This works only in single speed.

03-04-2003, 22:12:20
Sean, that's just one small victory in the larger war for the freedom of information. Many sites are still permanently 'de-listed' from Google, due to threats from company lawyers, among others.