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Labels testing technology to limit CD burning

updated 10:05 pm EDT, Wed June 2, 2004

CD burning limitations?

Apple's iTunes and other music services may soon be embroiled in a controversy over as their "short-term" agreements with record labels expire and the recording industry tests new technology that would prevent consumers from making copies of CD "burns," according to CNET News.com: "Tools under review by the major labels would limit the number of backups that could be made from ordinary compact discs and prevent copied, or 'burned,' versions from being used to create further copies....Digital download services say they aren't yet feeling pressure to add the 'secure burning' feature, however. Some said the labels had spent more time discussing the issue as much as six months ago but that it hadn't been a priority recently."




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  1. Kristoff

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bozos

    When will they learn?

    Here's the work around:

    Burn CD, rip to MP3, burn as many as you want.

    Why they continue to waste millions in pursuit of such nonsense rather than spending money on revolutionizing their industry is beyond me.


  1. JoshFofer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Mark my words

    First we went from 10 burns to 7, and now this... within 2 years I'm willing to bet iTMS purchases will only allow 1 burn, or perhaps none. Why? Because it's the only loophole Apple can't close. (Burn, rip, voila! No more DRM!)

    Apple's "answer" to consumers will be to just buy an iPod instead. Since I got my iPod and iPod mini, I can't remember the last time I burned an audio CD.

    I'm not happy about it, but that's the writing on the wall.

  1. nagromme

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sky not falling yet

    This isn't Apple's desire, it's the labels. And they aren't going ahead with it at the moment. And if they do, it won't survive in the market. And if it does, it won't be foolproof. Digital audio will still be playable off the disc--and thus able to be intercepted. And even now, we have unlimited burns--just 7 in a row, more than anyone has a legal use for. A good trade for the loosening of DRM we've also seen from Apple: you can still store your music on unlimited computers and iPods as always--but now you can now PLAY it simultaneously on five computers at once instead of three. Plus unlimited iPods at the same time. How many ears do we have? :)

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    idiot posters

    Excuse me people! You are not limited to 7 burns of a song for your iTMS songs. You are limited to 7 burns of a playlist! A playlist. You want more than 7. Just delete the playlist, create it again (takes all of 10 seconds). Burn 7 more times...

    Now why this is an issue with some people is beyond me, but there are those who just feel the need to find something to whine about.

  1. DannyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Can't wait

    I can't wait until the day the RIAA has the power to bust into your home and locate your music collection, verify you own the music, and leave. If you get caught with pirated music, you will get executed on the spot and strung up on a poll for your family and all the neighborhood to see.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Can't wait

    Danny,
    I thought Congress gave them this power with the DCMA, with a little touch of the Patriot act for the whole 'execution' thing (hey, you are being unpatriotic if you dare violate copyright law, you freakin' commie!)

    Oh, and its pole, not poll, although Bush does string stuff up on a poll to see what people want him to say. (You know, that's why he did that whole "Mission Accomplished!" deal with flying onto the deck of an aircraft carrier and all - which, if you recall, was NOT a publicity stunt of any magnitude. I'm so glad the fighting's been over in Iraq for over a year. I haven't been paying attention, how's the rebuilding going? They're loving us over there, right? Their protectors, freer from tyranny and unjust treatment in their prisons. Man, those soldiers are probably getting laid every night, having the times of their lives, living like kings. Oh, sorry, got side-tracked).

    Hey, it just occurred to me. Maybe apple should spend a little money and buy up the naming rights of Iraq and rename it to iRaq.

  1. medmuse

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    testudo

    I wondered how long it would take for some submoron to blame Bush for this Music Industry development. Take your f****** OT opinion to the reader political forums. You see the links at the top of the page idiot? Go there; this is a comment section about the Music business and Apple. FOAD

  1. Too Artificial

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Testudo (again)

    Yeah the Patriot Act has been abused over and over again you idiot. Even the damn ACLU has said it doesn't have one case of abuse of the Patriot Act.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: patriot act

    Yeah the Patriot Act has been abused over and over again you idiot. Even the damn ACLU has said it doesn't have one case of abuse of the Patriot Act.

    Well, maybe you should read the paper, because if you had, you'd know that those being arrested and charged under patriot act are NOT allowed to even make it public that they've been charged. The ACLU is fighting for a John Doe (who can't even reveal his name because of the PA) who's being charged with crimes, and it took two months and court appearances just to get the judge to allow the ACLU to let it be known they're involved in a case.

    Not good enough for you, how about this. A US citizen was arrested getting off a plane in chicago on charges of plotting terrorist attacks. He has yet to face trial, and no trial is even set. The law allows him to be detained for as long as the government wants, without having and sort of due process. And, to top this off, the article actually says:

    Comey said the case illustrated the need to handle a select number of terrorism-related cases outside the traditional boundaries of the criminal justice system. Had Padilla been provided a lawyer early on, he likely would have exercised his right to remain silent and been released....

    What! You mean if this person was given his constitutional rights, he'd be free. But we can't have that. Rights be damned, we need to trample people's rights in order to stop terrorism (working well so far, isn't it).

    The patriot act is an insidious piece of legislation that gives up your constitutional rights under the guise of fighting for freedom. I'd like to say more, but I'm being tracked as it is, so I doubt I'll be even free tomorrow for speaking out against it.

  1. MacnTX

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Enough

    Geez, take your pathetic off-topic Bush bashing to the political forums and quit being a troll...

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