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Stupid CD copy protection scheme


I bought the digitally remastered version of Brian Eno: Ambient 4: On Land today and discovered that it’s copy protected. It’s the first time I’ve bought a CD with a warning imprinted that it might not be able to play on my CD-player:

On some equipment for example car CD players playback problems may be encountered.

In fact EMI is not entitled to entitle the product a CD as it’s not in compliance to the CD standard).

What a turnoff!

Slightly annoyed I inserted it into my TiBoox Mac running OS X.10.3.6 to see how many ways I’d manage to copy the tracks and how long it would take.

And yes in Norway it is perfectly legal to make copy for your own use.

What is this ridicoluous scheme good for? The only thing EMI might achieve by this stupid and non-working copy protection scheme is to destroy the car CD player of its customers.

Besides it’s a strange paradox to encounter this copy protection scheme on a record made by the artist that also created My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.

Consumers Against Copy Control


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