CD Players Glued Shut To Stop Piracy
from the getting-pretty-desperate dept
Joe Schmoe writes “A US record company has issued reviewers with portable CD players that are glued shut to prevent two new albums from being pirated online before their official releases. This is just sad and silly. The industry’s worst gaffes (Eminem’s last, ahem, album for example) are/were the results of internal leaks [it was pirated before it made it to its public release], not reviewers and customers (or is it theives – can’t remember what we’re called today). ‘…It’s a sign of desperation,’ Peters told New Scientist. ‘I think it’s time for them to start rethinking their business model because it’s getting ridiculous…'” I imagine it doesn’t make the reviewers all that happy either, since it suddenly imposes restrictions on them. What if they don’t want to listen to it via crappy headphones?