Re: CD wouldn't work on Computer CD Drive
- Subject: Re: CD wouldn't work on Computer CD Drive
- From: Roy Schestowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 06:02:11 +0100
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> I bought Bobby Valentinos new album at the weekend. It had that copy
> protection nonsense on the CD that thus rendered it unplayable on the
> only CD player I have, the one on my computer. I took the album back
> today for a full refund.
> It is not the first album I have returned because it wouldn't play in
> my CD Drive. There seems to be an ever increasing number of CDs that
> wont work. Looks like I will have to make do with recording some of
> his music off the radio or seeing it on MTV.
> When will the music industry and recording artists learn?
> The sooner one of these new formats takes over the reigns from CDs,
> i.e. DVD-A or SACD the better. With any luck they will protect the
> music against illegal copying, but will actually work on your Music
Have a look at this:
There is no limit to how badly they penalise genuine fans. I sometimes
wonder if DRM will somehow be used to lock CD's as well. Maybe our old CD
players will no longer be compatible with these 'new' CD's... not to
mention the impact of DRM on certain computer platforms, processors, etc.
They are just adding a thick layer of complexity that benefit nobody and
fights piracy as effectively as CCTV inside one's computer case.
Roy S. Schestowitz