On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:16:58AM -0700, Chuck Guzis wrote:
On 08/28/2014 09:41 AM, Peter Corlett wrote:
The only real gotcha is that direct SCSI access
is OS-dependent. Windows is
pay-to-play, so bugger that. OSX doesn't expose the functionality to
userspace, and I'm not all that inclined to go kernel-hacking. Linux is
utterly trivial through the /dev/sg* devices, and FreeBSD's CAM stuff looks
well-designed, so I'm going to target those two platforms.
Will you be able to
copy over any DRM data?
Perhaps, depending on how it's implemented. I'll be addressing CSS, but
otherwise won't make any particular effort to deal with DRM at rip time.
Will it be in accordance to your country's laws?
Yes. The relevant UK copyright laws were drafted in the days of analogue
recording and forbade copying and format-shifting for personal use, but it was
widely flouted, prosecutions were not in the public interest, and the laws were
updated earlier this year to give more sensible fair use provisions and be
generally be more in line with the rest of the EU.
So yes, I can now legally rip CDs and DVDs, and can also compel the
content-producer to remove overly-restrictive DRM. The latter may be
interesting to explore for Blu-Ray discs, since the DRM still hasn't been
usefully cracked on those yet.
You know, you could always use MSDOS and ASPI...
(ducking for cover)
It's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure I have suitable hardware to hand...