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BMG Copy Control

by philfnyc / December 5, 2003 4:17 AM PST

I just bought a new music CD that has BMG's copy control. I found that I can only play the CD if I install their software on my PC. The problem is, I cannot import these songs into my iPod! Winamp doesn't even recognize the CD! MusicMatch does, but only 9 of the 12 tracks appear.

Has anyone else had problems with these new copy protected CD's? If this is wave of the future, I'm not buying them if they're such a pain to play!

-Phil

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Re:BMG Copy Control
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2003 4:50 AM PST
In reply to: BMG Copy Control

The Forum Policies forbid any outright piracy activity, but you can find on http://www.google.com discussions and solutions to your issue. One was Total Recorder and I'm sure there were many others.

This system seems flawed and they usually give up when the returned CDs pile up.

You can speed up the cycle by never buying a BMG CD.

Bob

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Re:Re:BMG Copy Control
by philfnyc / December 5, 2003 5:49 AM PST
In reply to: Re:BMG Copy Control

Thanks for the info. For the record, I just wanted to have the songs on my iPod and not pirate them.

-Phil

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For discussion only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2003 6:11 AM PST
In reply to: Re:Re:BMG Copy Control

BMG may disagree with you on this usage of said media. They may have done this to prevent you from doing just this.

The Forum policies forbids us from help in negating your agreement with BMG, but I offered one known solution in spite of that. Google finds other solutions.

Bob

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Re:For discussion only.
by Lehk / June 1, 2004 4:09 PM PDT
In reply to: For discussion only.

I have to call BS on that, there is no "agreement" unless you signed a form at the store you bought the CD at. also the so-called DRM isn't even DRM, it just interferes with reading by advanced drives such as CD-ROM, car CD, and any MP3-CD players, from what I hear plain old CDex or Nero 6 can read the CD just fine, it is entirely legal to copy a CD to your iPod, or to your hard drive. Let's not confuse what the RIAA wants people to think with what the Law actually is.

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