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Dumbass copy protection [Sep. 5th, 2005|10:38 pm]
Arvind Narayanan

So I was visiting $RELATIVE who wanted me to make a copy of one of their CDs, and I couldn't do it on linux on my laptop because of copy protection. Apparently the CRC checksum data is deliberately corrupted, so the linux device driver gives up (can't even do a dd). However, I had no trouble ripping the tracks using windows media player. This has to be the most moronic copy protection scheme ever - why jump through hoops to make it not work on linux if you're doing nothing to stop it being copied on windows? Anyway, does anyone know a workaround on linux?

[User Picture]From: theswede
2005-09-05 09:44 pm (UTC)
Data CD? sdd. Music CD? cdparanoia.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2005-09-05 09:56 pm (UTC)
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