The increasingly combative File-Sharing Wars have come to this: Record companies now assume you have criminal intent whether you buy CDs honestly or not. Recent releases from Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, Velvet Revolver and Neil Diamond have placed new, unexpected limitations on your ability to rip, store, copy and burn music from legally acquired CDs. These discs now insist on installing software onto your computer and limiting the number of copies you can burn, while also complicating the process of loading audio tracks onto some portable music players--particularly the industry-leading iPod. Fans of legitimate download sites like iTunes have swallowed such limitations without much complaint, but CDs might be... More >>>
An anonymous iPod user expresses his frustration over copy-protected CDs.