Music,  Tech


So, last night I was in a CD store, and came across Merle Haggard’s new CD Chicago Wind. Hag has been on a great song-writing streak lately so I was about to buy it, but then I see the warning label

This product limits your ability to make multiple digital copies of its content, and you will not be able to play this disc or make copies onto devices not listed as compatible. Content/ copy protected CDs should allow limited burning, as well as ripping into secure Windows Media Audio formats for playback with most compatible media players and portable devices. In rare cases, these CDs may not be compatible with computer CD-ROM players, DVD players, game consoles, or car CD stereos, and often are not transferable to other formats like MP3.

which annoyed me to no end. Who would buy something with that label? I haven’t listened to music directly off a cd in years, everything gets ripped when I first get the CD and then put on a shelf for safekeeping.

UPDATE : Yes, I have seen theSony rootkit news, quite extensively actually. I did not realize that the warning was actually on the CD, which just goes to show I’ve been buying nothing topical lately. I thought it was just when you tried to play it in a computer.