Copy protection

Michael [Plouj] Ploujnikov ploujj at
Tue Oct 3 16:05:40 CDT 2006

> I'm by no means an expert on copyright law or copy protection, but I think
> that using any method other than writing directly to the MBR with those copy
> protection measures would be illegal because writing to a file (registry,
> wine-only proprietary db or any other type of file) as opposed to writing to
> the mbr like the copy protection is supposed to could potentially reveal
> data that the copy protection companies don't want being revealed, and
> therefore that would end up making wine a possible target for aiding
> circumvention.  Sure there are tools out there that crackers use that read
> the mbr and store it in a file, so that they can circumvent the copy
> protection, but that has nothing to do with wine.

Could you not say the same thing for vmware or any other virtual
harddrive application?

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