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What CDRW drive, gets past most of the latest copy protection?

Personal backup of copy-protected DVDs 

Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.user
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008
>> >> My daughter want to make some backups of her games on copy-protected
>> >> DVDs.
>> >>
>> >> Anybody knows how to do that with Linux?
>   Have a look here:
>   'Simple CD-ROM & ISO image cookbook.' -->
>   It _is_ as simple as `dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/mycd.iso` but there are
>   some other neat cd tricks listed in the article.

Legal or not aside, the answer is unfortunately NO — not under Linux.

Whether dd, or cat or other neat tricks listed in the article, they are just not built to circumvent the copy protection, but become the perfect victim of it. I.e., copy protections like weak sectors, SecuROM *new*, SecuROM 4.8x, LaserLock and SafeDisc, they are just built to not allow disk to be read correctly, even with rawread ( or dd who "claim" to read disks *bit by bit*. Ref:



RipIt4Me is a freeware utility that helps you backup your copy protected DVDs.

Recently released DVDs are now very often equipped with stronger copy protections - such as ARccOS(Tm) and RipGuard DVD. Programs like DVD Shrink or DVD Decrypter cannot handle these types of discs.

With the help of RipIt4Me, ripping these DVDs will be a very easy task. The program is fully automated and the wizard will guide you through all the necessary steps involved. If you prefer, there is also a true "1-Click" mode that will perform all the involved steps automatically for you.

22 November 2006: For all those who asked - we are working on a Linux implementation. Stay tuned.

documented on: 2006.11.29

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