Gartner Says A Piece Of Opaque Tape Can Defeat Any CD DRM

The highly controversial XCP digital rights management (DRM) technology bundled by Sony BMG on 52 of its audio CD albums can be defeated by applying a small piece of tape to the discs, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Applying a piece of opaque tape to the outer edge of the disk renders the data track of the CD unreadable. A computer trying to play the CD will then skip to the music without accessing the bundled DRM technology. Gartner: piece of tape defeats any CD DRM -

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 21st November 2005 6:15AM