Hi there, Bought a cd the other day, (Blu Cantrell - Bittersweet) which as far as i can tell is protected with Midbar's Cactus datashield protection. Needless to say, i couldnt rip it. Interesting enough i created an image using alchohol 120% selecting the "GenericCopy Protected cd" option. I then mounted this image with Daemon Tools, and then ripped the tracks off the image using Nero's "Save Track option" with the exception of a single click on the first track the quality of all the other tracks was perfect. I did try to use EAC but it blue screened my machine, ASPI didnt like it, so maybe just use Win32 as the rip method. I would be very interested if anyone else has any sucess with this method. Let me know!