Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Can I copy CDs using dd, even if they have some kind of copyright bar in them?
>> I hasten to add that I am not thinking of doing anything illegal.
> But my grand-daughter and her friends have dozens of Sims-2 CDs
> which they regularly coat in strawberry jam, chocolate, etc.
> I have to clean CDs regularly -
> you have to put in the appropriate CD to run the program --
> and sooner or later one of them is bound to be beyond hope.
>> Ps I know this touches on the Word that Must Not be Said,
> referring to a piece of transparent material
> often used to let light into buildings ...
>>My son uses some sort of utility and creates a virtual CD with the files
on the Hard Disk. Then puts the CD safely away.
A lot of titles need a similar family of utility to have a backup that
is not a frisbee.
dd is not going to help except on the less smart anti-copy protection.
We found a wiped off smear of baby oil (I don't think it's like Olive
Oil, it's not made from Babies) on a washed & dried scratched CD allowed
an otherwise unreadable disk to be read and then a "regenerated"
You need to google on the specific game as there are a number of
different schemes to prevent archive copy or mounted virtual CDs.
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