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    When Is Cracking Legal ? Have Your Say !

    If there's some digital media you'd like to see cracked -- a copy-protected DVD, say -- then now's the time to tell the U.S. Copyright Office.
    The Copyright Office is conducting a periodic review of anti-cracking provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and is seeking submissions from the public
    In the last review, the office allowed the cracking of web-filtering technology to see what sites are filtered out; bypassing copy protection on computer programs or video games available only in obsolete formats; cracking ebook copy-protection to allow the blind to use read-aloud software; and cracking computer programs protected by hardware devices, or "dongles," that are malfunctioning.
    Hmmm. Hope that dongle malfunctions before it expires . . . .

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    I would like to know if it is legal to crack the copy protection on Playstation 2 games and on computer games. My kids go through the disks like wildfire meaning that I essentially pay 30 or 40 for about 1 months play. It seems very unfair to have to go out and buy a game i have already bought (even second hand). Why can't I master copy it?
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    You can..............and it is legal in the UK
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    Thanks for the head's up. what is the best software to do this?

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    Its legal to burn your games as a backup, pending that you still own the original. SImilar to site licensing when you purchase large amount of software.
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    legal in the UK
    That's the important bit. It's different in every country and can be different depending on whether it is data, music or video. Encrypted or unencrypted.

    I don't think it is legal in too many country to break any copyright protection measures.

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    cracking is already LEGAL!!!!

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    try passing that one by microsoft...you can no longer get windows updates with cracked versions of xp.
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    Originally posted here by kr5kernel
    try passing that one by microsoft...you can no longer get windows updates with cracked versions of xp.
    Oh yeah.. genuine advantage.. lol...
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