The Judge RANTS!
More Slipped Discs
I've remarked before on the
ever-increasing desperation of multinational 'entertainment'
corporations to protect their outmoded business models against the
reality of technological development.
Well, now another of these dinosaurs has fallen into the tar-pit.
Sony/BMG has dropped itself into a potentially bottomless pit of
poo by the use of a form of 'copy protection' on many of its audio CDs
which is not only seriously intrusive, but could totally screw up your
Read about it here.
The only recourse we mere 'consumers' (or people, as I
still think of us in my unreconstructed commy-liberal way) have is to
boycott Sony/BMG's products. Luckily, there is comprehensive
information at the corporation's own
website which tells us who and what we need to avoid.
(It must be admitted, though, that not all the artists featured
have their CDs deliberately corrupted by the corporation's stupidity.
Indeed, some artists who have had their 'product' faffed about with in
this way are pretty pissed off about it. Check, as they say, your local
A better idea is to avoid buying any 'copy-protected' CDs at all.
Better still, write to the corporation in question and tell them
that you won't buy any of their releases until they stop being
so thuggish, arrogant and just plain bloody stupid.
Sony/BMG seem to have turned chicken, at least for the time being.