cd copy protection

this article on yahoo describes the new copy protection for audio cds used by sony. apparently it will crash your pc if you try to listen to the cd!

now, the obvious response is that anyone who listens to celine dion deserves what they get but it will not stop with bizarre swiss/canadian warblers. i for one will simply vote with my feet and not buy any copy protected cds. well done sony!

on a more positive note... i use emusic for downloading mp3. you pay a (relatively)small monthly fee and get unlimited downloads of 200,000 mp3s... legally. this is exactly the way the record companies should be going, not treating all music buyers as criminals.