It's not like it hasn't been said before, but it appears that more musicians are recognizing that copy protection hurts everyone -- and they're even going to the NY Times Op/Ed page to say so: "Conscientious fans, who buy music legally because it's the right thing to do, just get insulted. They've made the choice not to steal their music, and the labels thank them by giving them an inferior product hampered by software that's at best a nuisance, and at worst a security threat. As for musicians, we are left to wonder how many more people could be listening to our music if it weren't such a hassle, and how many more iPods might have our albums on them if our labels hadn't sabotaged our releases with cumbersome software." Of course, the recording industry still refuses to admit that copy protection could be anything but wonderful.
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