Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt
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For those who don't know, Sony recently came up with a new "copy protection" method that made their CDs not work on computers and some CD players (and boy were people happy about this.) Well, recently someone figured out how to break the copy protection, using nothing more than a felt-tipped pen.

I joked about how Sony would now try to ban felt-tipped pens - only, apparently, legally speaking, they *have* to.

It's in the DMCA.

A felt-tipped pen is legally now a circumvention device.

Along with basically anything that could make opaque markings on a CD. Like, say, whiteout, or paint, or fingernail polish . . . or blood, for that matter :P

I think someone needs to try to enforce this, just to demonstrate how absurd the DMCA is.
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