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It turns out that the latest CD copy protection technology dreamed up by the studios is based on the Windows AutoRun feature. (This is the feature that makes Windows start running a program described by the autorun.inf file on any CDROM.) Well, a student at Princeton University is publicizing the fact that you can disable the AutoRun feature by simply holding down the shift key when a CD is inserted, according to this C|NET article.

Pretty neat. Of course, even a perfectly-protected CD is still susceptible to the analog hole.

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