Sony's Clever but Flawed PlayStation Copy Protection--And How They Could Have Fixed It
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The original PlayStation is a pretty neat thing. Using the CD as a storage medium was a smart move. But, Sony needed to add anti-piracy features to the disc to prevent miscreants from making bootleg copies of Crash Bandicoot. This video tells the story of how that works, why it wasn’t infallible, and also proposes a potentially impervious solution (24 years late, though).
Here’s that paper on reading optical discs. It’s a good read:
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