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