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Kodia CD-R with built-in copy protection

Marc Perton

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Lest you think Sony's got a monopoly on bizarre CD copy-protection schemes, Korea's Kodia has come up with a new kind of CD-R, which apparently uses embedded software to lock anything written to the disc. Kodia's system actually looks like it may have some practical uses; it doesn't install any software on your PC (unlike you-know-who), and is designed to allow users to burn copy-protected discs that they can distribute at will, rather than to help record companies make it near-impossible to rip CDs to your hard drive — though, if it's reasonably successful, we have no doubt that the record industry folks and others will be lining up to license it.

[Via Akihabara News]

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