Copy Protected CDs Showing Up In Stores
from the are-the-music-labels-winning? dept
Apparently a number of “secret” tests are going on where special copy-protected music CDs are being sold in stores. No one will say which CDs these tests are being run with, but if you try to make an MP3 they claim that it will add “annoying” clicks and popping noises to the recording. The article points out that while it’s not illegal to make a personal copy of music – there’s no reason why record companies have to make it easy to do. So, this is all perfectly legal. It’s also quite annoying. I always think it’s a questionable business decision when you find the need to annoy your customers.