There is a way to burn a copy and make it work...little trick that software developers have put into their copy protection. You don't need any special software to do it, but it's something that requires extra attention on your part.
When I installed my game I checked to see if it would run without the CD. When it didn't, I knew I would have to make a backup, because I knew I was going to play the hell outta this game, and if the CD got screwed up, I'd be more than mad. So I copied it, and sure enough, I run the game on the copy and leave the origninal in it's nice, pretty CD case, just in case.
But yeah people, go out and buy the game, it's definitely worth it!