Thursday, September 25, 2003

More CD copy corrupti^w protection, that makes me wonder...

Anti-swap CD hits the racks: "Many Net swappers 'think it is their God-given right to steal music,' Whitmore says. 'They don't know any better. We have to teach them.'"

OK, I think this is a fair proposition: Music companies can do whatever they want with their CDs, but must accept that I am allowed to use "alternate means" to obtain the music if their product doesn't work on my set-up. This would be fair use, and would differentiate me from common thieves :)

Of course, the problem then is that the onus is on me to get hold of music I like, even if that's technically impossible.

Nah, screw it, I'm off to emusic.com. ;)

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