[Full-Disclosure] Do you really think CDs will be protected in future?
DaveHowe at cmn.sharp-uk.co.uk
Thu Oct 9 10:18:20 BST 2003
Davide Del Vecchio wrote:
> I don`t know what you think about this, but in my opinion
> will never exist a method to REALLY protect CDs, just because
> I think that "if I can ear it, I can reproduce (and record) it".
There will never be a point where you can't make an analogue copy by
simply recording the output.
What the RIAA are afraid of is *digital* copies where each copy is as good
if not better than the original. If they can make it impossible to "rip" a
track to a computer or degrade the copy once ripped, then we go back to
the old days of poor-copy audio-to-audio copies being sold on street
markets (rather than the current situation with cd-quality albums being
sold at near production cost rather than the 5,000% markup for RIAA
"overheads" now common - if CDs only cost true production cost (mastering
cost divided by number of copies made, plus stamping, packaging and
royalties per-copy) you would get change out of 30p.... and I don't
consider bribes for "airplay" a true cost.
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