Below is part of an article from MACUser I recevied this morning concerning CD software and copy protection: "...attempting to play the latest Celine Dion CD in a new iMac will result in the machine having to be sent for repair. Celine's latest offering - A New Day Has Come - features copy-protection to prevent it being played and duplicated in a PC, and that same copy-protection was believed to be capable of damaging the PC's firmware...once the CD is inserted into a new iMac it cannot be removed and the machine cannot be restarted. ...CDs from Sony-owned companies such as Epic and Columbia may also pose a threat. These include the soundtrack for Star Wars Episode II and discs from Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Destiny's Child. The CDs carry a small warning stating 'Will not work on PC/Mac'. Check these sites out for more information: http://uk.eurorights.org/issues/cd/bad/ http://www.macuser.co.uk/macsurfer/p...e.php3?id=1990 http://www.fatchucks.com/z3.cd.html You can get a list of which CD's cause this problem from the above sites. Be CAREFUL!!!!!" So for I think only Apple computers are really at danger of any sort of damage from this new software copyguard scheme. I can confirm that the Episode II: Attack of the Clones CD available in the U.S. does not have the copyguard, as I have both played and made a fair-use backup clone for personal use in my home on a VAIO PC, as well as played it in my Power Mac at work. Big Brother's at work again. Maybe the reasoning is like this: "If we disable their computers, they can't burn CDs." I call this the "Mission Immpossible" anti-copy scheme: "If you choose to copy this CD, your PC will self destruct in 5 seconds." If they can figure out a way to do this with books and magazines, libraries will burst into flames across the country everytime someone tries to make a XEROX copy of an article for a term paper! What will they think of next?...DIVX...(oops, they already tried that one).