[linux-audio-user] SoS DRM article now online

Daniel James daniel at mondodesigno.com
Thu Feb 19 09:17:16 EST 2004


> You write "[...] the use of these techniques is
> not always indicated on album packaging." At least in Germany this
> now isn't true anymore.

I just bought the Strokes album from an on-line store, and I was upset 
to find out on opening the packaging that it was 'corrupt'. However, 
the CD played perfectly on my Linux box without DRM of any kind, and 
in my wife's car CD player too.

So I'm inclined to think that a lot of these warnings are bluffs - the 
label wants you to think the disc is non-standard, but the shops 
don't want all the returns and the bills for broken hardware.

However, the consumer rights programme on BBC Radio 4 had an item 
recently about CDs that won't play in cars, so the info about DRM is 
slowly getting through to the general public.  

Cheers

Daniel



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