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Monday, October 6, 2003

Shift key breaks CD copy locks

This is funny.  At least until the real music is only on the secure track…  If they flipped the content (putting the real music on the secure section and the extra content on the unprotected section) they would make it much more difficult to rip this kind of CD… 

A Princeton University student has published instructions for disabling the new anticopying measures being tested on CDs by BMG--and they're as simple as holding down a computer's Shift key.
[CNET News.com - Front Door]