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Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Buy music on CD, the spyware is free

Here's a disturbing tale about the latest bonehead move by the weasels in what's left of the music industry.

Comments (3)

Idiots. The music industry is full of idiots. They are so afraid of computers and online music.

Let me share something. I went to college in the days of Napster, and downloaded hundreds of songs for free. They killed Napster, so I went to Limewire. I liked Limewire, but the song choice was spotty, the downloads took awhile, the quality was poor, and I was always afraid of getting a virus.

So I switched to I-tunes. I pay 99cents a song, but its safe simple and easy. And I don't have that nagging guilt about getting music I don't pay for...

there is definately a paying market for online music, but the music industry is so scared they refused to embrace this new technology... Idiots.

The geniuses in the music industry are about to shoot themselves in the foot with iTunes as well. They're trying to set-up a tiered payment system. They want up to $1.50/tune when the new deal with Apple begins in January. Everyone's making money with the current system and consumers are pretty happy with it. I would argue they're making more money off back catalog right now than they have in years. Plus they're getting guys like you and me to pay for tunes we were getting for free just a few years ago. Freaking morons.

Fortunately there's an independent movement out there that's creating some quality stuff and using the Internet to go completely around traditional distribution channels. Let them keep Ashlee Simpson. Give me my Podsafe Music Network.

would you register your brand-new music CD?

Sony, BMI and others for over a year on a few select CDs are requiring you to register your CD if you play them in a computer in addition, somehow, they are trying to limit how many "personal" copies that you can make.

I used to work at Sony, even though I was more involved in the production side of things, I do know that it is easy for them to place code in the CD. for example, take a look at what is happening with the new DVDs that you buy or rent. have you noticed, that during the FBI warning that it takes over your DVD player and you cannot stop or forward the player?

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