Originally Posted by vladd
There has been absolutely ZERO evidence to support or refute this claim. It is pure conjecture and cannot be proven until the exact same track is compared with and without Cinavia.
It's been well established that the verance-family of watermarking schemes, of which cinavia is just the latest incarnation, at a minimum fiddle with the time delay of echoes. Furthermore, the very nature of its robustness - the ability to survive all kinds of re-recording and filtering - should be enough evidence to conclusively say that the audio fidelity has been damaged. It isn't just a matter of hiding bits in what would otherwise be noise, because filtering out the noise is not enough to remove the cinavia signal.
If it weren't for the existence of bad code, their systems would not have been borked.
The only reason the bad code exists is because of an attempt to implement cinavia. This is not rocket-science, not some chicken-and-egg conundrum, it is simple cause and effect. Just like all the brittle HDCP implementations would not exist if HDCP did not exist.