THROUGH MISTAKES I've made when shopping, I own a few copy-protected CDs. Tommi Kyyrä of IFPI Finland (the international equivalent of the RIAA) reminded me about my foolish purchase when he babbled on about about copy-protection of CDs. He writes:
Now, we need to understand that listening to music on your computer is an extra privilege. Normally people listen to music on their car or through their home stereos. If you are a Linux or Mac user, you should consider purchasing a regular CD player.
Over at TechDirt, meanwhile, Carlo has posted a nice analogy:
I recently bought a car. In the copious documentation that came with it, nowhere did it say I couldn’t drive the car only in reverse, on dirt roads, without pants, or on Wednesdays. As far as I can tell, I can do pretty much whatever I want with that car, and the people that sold it to me don’t have any say in the matter. Apparently any music I buy might not play by the same rules
Pete Cashmore -- "Playing CDs on your computer is a privilege"