14 November 2005

Bitter dream

I'm generally boycotting all CD's that bear a copy-controlled protection.. It's just a matter of principle because the record company assumes consumers are potential hackers. It's definitely not the way to go to stand for author's rights to stamp all over that this is before all a standalone commercial product. First, because it's actually not doing its "job", and second because this copy-control system always comes with a bunch of unidentified elements introduced quietly in our computers, which testifies of a very questionable business method...
The recent case of Sony illustrates well the latter issue. An article from Wired calls for the boycott of Sony (at least their CD's) and I'm quite convinced that this is a reasonable argument, which is why I strongly recommend its reading and the consequential action to take.

-- Joëlle.

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