Barry Ritholtz posts a revealing story on his experience this weekend trying to purchase a copy-controlled CD. As Ritholtz notes, it is difficult to decide which part of the story is stranger – the fact that the band doesn't want its work copy-controlled and did not provide permission for the use of the technology? Or the fact that the copy-control has nothing to do with infringement concerns but rather is a by-product of a commercial battle between Sony and Apple? Or the fact that the DRM provider openly acknowledges that its copy-controls don't work? Perhaps it is none of the above – from a Canadian perspective the strangest part is that Canadian policy makers have the benefit of witnessing these experiences and yet are still pursuing anti-circumvention legislation.
October 31, 2005
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