Our latest undefeatable CD copy protection being defeated easily story is brought to us by Neil’s World:
I’m totally awed by the copy protection on the new Bowling For Soup album (“The Hangover You Don’t Deserve” ). Upon insertion, it installs a music player which lets you play the songs on the album, and also appears to modify the ASPI layer in Windows, presumably to stop you from ripping the CD. It also includes a copy of the Lame DLL for some reason.
At least, that would happen if you didn’t hold down the SHIFT key to disable autorun when you insert the CD. If you do then you can rip the CD with no problems.
Shhhhh! Not so loud! This is supposed to be a secret!