"..TTR Technologies launched MusicGuard with the announcement today that Warlock Records, Inc. and Strictly Rhythm Music signed license agreements to protect all their new releases, beginning in the year 2000. Last year, Warlock Records sold nearly 4 million albums and has guaranteed that a minimum of 2 million this year will be made with MusicGuard. MusicGuard, TTR's newest technology, protects CDs against illegal copying. This is the first time audio CDs will be protected against piracy.
MusicGuard is a unique hardware based technology, which prevents the unauthorized copying of CDs. There is no other technology available, which protects content on the original, authentic CD. CDs protected by MusicGuard play normally in the existing base of CD/DVD players with no affect to music quality. Trying to make a copy of a MusicGuard protected CD will result in either the copying process aborting or an unacceptable degradation of quality on the unauthorized disc. Similarly, attempts to produce MP3 files from a MusicGuard protected CD will either fail or result in inferior and unusable audio.."