Just some questions about Macrovision's SafeDisc. I found it on my Windows 7 OS non plug and play driver list and was curious about it, due to stories I've heard about other copy protection software brands causing problems. What's the program's reputation with regards to system stability. I've heard that it has come bundled on all OSs since XP, so I assume that there are few problems, if any. There was a security issue a few years ago that was patched, but aside from that, are there any other problems? I'm assuming it is more well-written and secure than horror stories such as StarForce, which I've had bad experiences with in the past (not through stealing movies, but due to its legendarily badly-written and security-vulnerable code). For Microsoft to package it as part of their OS, it must be a reasonably well-designed piece of software, especially coming from a well-respected giant such as Macrovision.
I assume it works through its driver detecting corresponding software on the cd and blocking or scrambling any attempts to rip it. Therefore it wouldn't interfere in other programs or hardware, such as a cd burner burning pictures or documents to a CD. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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