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Old September 29th 05, 07:20 PM
Peter Duniho
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"Chris G." [email protected] wrote in message
eenews.net...
Or... you can purchase Alcohol 120% and use their program to make a legal
copy of your CD #4 *AND* create an image that you can mount virtually on
your computer, thus eliminating the need for a nocd patch (that is
technically illegal)


For what it's worth, a program like Alcohol 120% is just as illegal as any
"nocd patch". Both involve the circumvention of copy protection schemes,
which is illegal under the DMCA (even in fair-use situations such as backing
up or enhancing convenience, where the basic use license is not being
violated).

IMHO, that illegality shouldn't stop anyone from using those kinds of
programs, assuming one does have a legal license to use the software. One
just should not be under the impression that there's a difference between
circumventing copy protection schemes one way versus another. It's all
technically illegal.

Pete


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