July 18, 2001

Copy-protected CDs quietly slip into stores

Author: JT Smith

If you've been wondering if those ballyhooed music CDs with copy protection would ever make it to your local music merchant, wonder no more. According to digital rights vendor Macrovision, the disks with that new technology have been shipping to selected test markets for the past four to six months. It will probably be hard to tell what disks have the new technology, since none of the disks released so far identify themselves as copy-protected, If that track you just ripped to disk contains plenty of clicking and popping sounds, it's most likely protected. Full story at CNET News.com.
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