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Copy protection? Hah!

Oh hilarious, hilarious, hilarious. Remember the CD and the felt tip pen mark? Well here’s yet another ‘foolproof’ CD copy protection system broken by a trivial mechanism.

‘This technology is going to end up in the hall of fame beside the previous Sony technology that was famously defeated by drawing on the CD with a felt-tipped pen. This time, the technology can be defeated completely by holding down the computer’s Shift key while inserting the CD.’

We simply couldn’t make this stuff up, could we?

And now to add some sauce to the cooked duck – the company concerned is suing the student who published the paper. No really, stop I can’t take any more….

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