Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Universal to render significant portion of CD players useless

While implementing their "copy protection" scheme for music CDs, Universal Music will be simultaneously rendering most DVD players, car stereos, and computers unable to play their wares. It's quite silly, in a way: If I can't play music on my DVD player, in the room where I most want to listen to music, I'll be that much more determined to find a way to rip it and get it in a format that I can listen to anywhere.

Record companies don't get the fact that these copy protection schemes do more to annoy their patrons than they do to deter the would-be music pirates. Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.

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