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CDs with Copy Protection

I don't remember what inspired it, but the Pirate and I were talking on the way to work this morning about CDs with copy protection, and how deceptive it is that they are not labeled as such.

I found this list (http://www.fatchucks.com/z3.cd.html) of copy protected CDs. I would encourage people to not only boycott the cds listed, but write the manufacturers and let them know that their sales are going to be hurt by their intrusive and restrictive use of technology.

Let them know that music sales are being hurt not because Kazaa is letting people sample music that they otherwise never would have heard (making them want to go out and find more), but because Britney Spears is still making records.

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mortaine
Dec. 19th, 2003 10:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for the resource-- I own one CD on that list, which I can never listen to because it won't play on my CD-ROM at work, won't play in iTunes, and the MP3s are crapped up. Needless to say, it means I don't listen to it.
junglemonkee
Dec. 19th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
Most stores have a return policy for CDs with copy protection, recognizing it as a "defect." If I were you, I'd return it and let them know that the copy protection is the reason for the return.

According to the sites I looked at, members of the RIAA are "experimenting" with different technologies to find one that works best. By making it abundantly clear that making CDs with copy protection is a money-losing propostition, consumers can help prove this particular experiment a failure.
mortaine
Dec. 19th, 2003 12:19 pm (UTC)
You know, that's exactly what everyone says when I mention I have this CD.

I bought the CD about 2 years ago, and didn't even get to listen to it for about a month after I bought it, and didn't even realize there was a problem with it for several months. Not only don't I still have the receipt, I don't even remember where I bought it!
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