You lot can all go fuck yourselves. Guess what I found on my We Are Scientists cd With Love and Squalor today? Yup, content protection.
No, I do not accept the "terms of the agreement" that popped up when I tried to copy the cd onto my computer. What the hell is that - software will be installed onto my computer and I can only copy the cd twice and never burn any of it onto another cd? You didn't think I would actually read that, did you? But I will give you this, at least you were up front about it, not like those sneaky Sony bastards.
And We Are Scientists - shame on you, too! You're not even that good! With Love and Squalor is repetitious, but does have 2 or 3 good songs that I was going to feature on a mix. Now I can't even do that and consequently, your cd is going to languish, unlistened, at the back of my cd rack.
And you look like such nice guys too - all nerdy and with cats and stuff. I hope for your souls that you weren't aware that this was being done to your cd, that some sleazy record company executive snuck this feature in without your knowledge.
Let me tell you how I listen to music, especially at work. I burn the cd onto my computer and then I can listen to the ~2500 songs in whatever permutations and combinations suit my fancy. Often I burn mixes to suit my moods and, yes, sometimes I do give these mixes to other people, but 9 times out of 10, those same people turn around and buy cds from the artists that are featured on my mixes. Ask anybody!
EMI, do you not even realise that you are contributing to the demise of the cd? Ya morons! I am a zealous cd purchaser; I believe the artist receives substantially more money through cd sales than through legal downloads. So I buy cds even if I only want a couple of songs. Because they'll end up on a mix eventually. But now that I can't do that, why bother? Downloading individual songs is starting to make a lot more sense now. So don't come crying to me, EMI, when you go belly-up and you can't afford your Lexus payments anymore. I'll give you 99 cents for a download.
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