Mark (
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 15:52:45 -0400

At 12:55 PM -0700 9/9/01, wrote:
Q - are data CD's copy-protected?
A - >Nope, otherwise you wouldn't be able to copy music and software cds.
:-) You
>could burn it onto DVD, but fewer people have the drives for them. Anyway,
>they will be cheaply burnable given a little while.

We were at the Apple store this weekend, and their two higher end G4's come
with a Superdrive that will write CD's and DVD's (with certain software).
Was debating whether to go with the Superdrive or not. I guess that's one
selling point -- if you can write DVD's that others can play on their
computers, but not copy from. Is that right? Can you use a DVD in your
computer to access data in the same manner as you would a CD? And are
those homemade DVD's copy-protected?

I've copied this piece of a thread from the BOD list to the NANFA list to
get a wider range of computer expertise. Thanks.

One more question -- Most computer users do not currently have disk drives
that can read DVD's as well as CD's?

Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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