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If anyone didn't see this article on the reg or anywhere else... MediaMax's CD3 protection has been exposed to be able to be "cracked" simply by holding down the shift key in windows - or disabling autorun - or using linux.... This is just plain funny but when you read that MediaMax is actually trying to sue the PhD student who published this information, you've really got to start wondering what on earth this company thinks they are. They spend vast amonts of money researching and implementing a blantantly rubbish protection and then go running to the courts when someone just states the obvious.... Why hasn't this company just publically said "hehe... erm.. yeah we suck after all... sorry!"
unnComm has threatened Princeton PhD student Alex Halderman with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for exposing a key weakness in the company's latest CD copy protection technology, MediaMax CD3.
The company said today it will take legal action against Halderman for revealing how MediaMax CD3 can be bypassed by holding down a Windows PC's Shift key when a protected disc is inserted.
Exactly. I have a couple of dvds that are completely shot because of scratches that could have been prevented by a backup. Why can't they see that if people want something bad enough, they will figure out a way to copy it. They should be focusing on their product delivery method. Ostrich syndrome.