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24 Sep 2005

Clueless Music Executives...

Thanks to Ken Fisher we know that a spokes person for the Finnish branch of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry believes:

"Now, we need to understand that listening to music on your computer is an extra privilege. Normally people listen to music on their car or through their home stereos... If you are a Linux or Mac user, you should consider purchasing a regular CD player."

The CD player in my PC has a small "Compact Disc" logo on it. That means it is a certified CD player. Any normal CD should play just fine, just as it will on my domestic CD player. I don't condone theft, but the music industry must accept that broken non-standard disks that may or may not play on a given device isn't going to be a commercial success, and will probably encourage crime..

Ironically this statement is even worse than it appears at face value. Many car CD players are based on computer transports, not domestic hi-fi transports and are just as likely to not play the various broken DRMed disks as my computer...