Copy protection

Tom Spear speeddymon at
Wed Oct 4 10:23:41 CDT 2006

On 10/4/06, Jonathan Ernst <jonathan at> wrote:
> Le mardi 03 octobre 2006 à 15:51 -0500, Tom Spear a écrit :
> [...]
> >
> >
> > 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.
> This doesn't require cracker tools, reading a MBR using standard tools
> like dd is as easy as reading a file or registry.
> Jonathan

Good point.  I'll shut up now lol.



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