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Appeared on: Tuesday, January 29, 2002
New Article: Cactus Data Shield 200

Today we posted a new article about a new AudioCD copy protection called "Cactus Data Shield 200". The latest trend of Record companies is to protect AudioCDs against any attempt of either "ripping" or copying them. Our article examplains how this new protection works, how good it works and of course how you can create your personall "backups" of such CDs.

Here is a snip from the introduction "...Most Audio CD copy protection technologies are designed to prevent people "ripping" music for distribution via the internet. But the technique has proved controversial because protected CDs can cause problems for some older players, portable devices and in-car stereo systems. They may refuse to play or only play with errors on these machines. CD protection systems currently involve introducing errors that PC players cannot cope with, or including confusing information in a CD's "table" (TOC), which tells a player how to read its data. Critics allege that the techniques used could also impair the quality of a disc's audio content over time by making a disc less resilient to genuine errors..."

Read the entire article over here!


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