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November 5, 2005

A Rip-Off You Can't "Rip"

So the music industry is taking a turn for the worse... what else is new.

Consumer rights are being eaten alive with the newest idea in usage monitoring: installing software to actually play "parent" to what you're doing with the files, not permitting transfer to the harddrive, and not permitting transfer to iPods (and iTunes in general).

How ridiculous to exclude what may be one of the most popular additions to music technology!

Apparently Windows users need to take caution: there are some serious long-term effects of ripping the music. It's really detective-style work that this guy did to find out what was taking up CPU power... I geeked-out on it and read it top to bottom.

I'm only a recent switcher to my Mac, but a happy switcher, nonetheless. And the fact that these CDs are ruining PCs and won't even function properly on Macs just burns me up. What are people supposed to do? Kowtow to the big bad wolf and act like these conveniences like iTunes, iPods (and mp3 players, in general, for this matter), and computers don't exist??

Absurd. Simply absurd.

I tell you what: it might be awhile before I stoop to buying a CD. iTunes music store works dandy for me...

Posted by KarissaKilgore at November 5, 2005 7:52 PM


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