A new model for CD copy protection

— 4:40 PM on September 30, 2001

C|Net is reporting on a new copy protection scheme the recording industry is considering for CDs.

The record industry is experimenting with a new strategy for protecting CDs from being copied in CD burners or on computers. Unlike previous anti-copying measures, this plan will place two versions of an album on a single disc: one in standard CD form, modified so that it can't be transferred to a computer hard drive, and another in Microsoft's Windows Media Audio digital format, rigged so that files can be copied to a PC, but with some restrictions on how they can be used.
Unfortunately, it seems that copy-protected CDs are in our future. Now it's just a matter of how, and when.
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