Quoting Vincent Cunniffe (vincent at cunniffe.net):
>> Out of interest, do things like copy protection using bad sector
>> checks on the cd work well, or are you forced to work around it by
>> some other method?
>> Transgaming have licenced the most common protection schemes, so I
> believe they work.
It should be noted in passing that the code in question is not copy
_protection_, but rather copy control (or obstruction). It doesn't
aim to protect your copies at all. Rather, it aims to block at the
technical level your exercise of various legitimate rights, including
One might also fairly correct this rather propagandistic term to read
The concept of this sort of thing as "protection" comes from the
same great minds that gave us the term "enhanced radiation weapon",
meaning "atomic blast designed to cook people to death".
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