[free-sklyarov] Russian Programmer Stands by Boss in DMCA Case

Xcott Craver sacraver at EE.Princeton.EDU
Thu Dec 20 00:04:27 PST 2001

On Wed, 19 Dec 2001, Izel Sulam wrote:

> I have seen (but have not independently verified) reports that two
> already existing Windows software packages can be used in combination to
> successfully rip mp3's from copy-controlled CDs.

	I'm sure it depends on the method used.  There are different
	approaches to copy-protecting CDs, although all of them seem to
	involve creating some kind of error in the encoding that
	confuses a CD-ROM.

> Neither program attacks the copy-control in question directly, so
> neither program is in violation of the DMCA.

	You don't need to attack the system to violate the DMCA;
	I'm pretty sure you just need to "circumvent" it.

> - izel

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