What About EMIs Copy Protected CDs?


It was thanks to the work of independent security researchers that the security risks in Sony BMG's copy protected CDs were discovered. But what about the copy protected CDs being sold by EMI labels (including Virgin, Capitol, and Liberty Records), which use similar copy protection technologies from Macrovision Corporation?

In the wake of the Sony-BMG debacle, it is more important than ever that independent security researchers kick the tires of the EMI CDs (because we can be sure that the bad guys are now wise to the fact that copy-protection software can yield tasty new vulnerabilities). Unfortunately, the good guys - security researchers - interested in doing the work have a minefield of legal risks to negotiate. EFF: DeepLinks

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 4th January 2006 9:12PM