August 1, 2001

Anti-rip CD system bypassed

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports that Macrovision's SafeAudio technology has been bypassed. The technology, which has been quietly deployed for the past six months by record companies, was designed to prevent consumers from ripping CD tracks onto their hard drives. The bypass converts .wav files to RAM and mounts them as a readable volume, which can then be manipulated with any conventional ripping program.
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