December 12, 2005
DRM Madness

I screwed up last week - I carelessly bought a DRMed nearly-CD; K.T. Tunstall's Eye to the Telescope. Great musically speaking, but playing it on my CD player (actually a DVD player), it sounded like a record with a scratch. Rather a nostalgic moment, actually. ;-)

Ironically, I ripped it to my Mac without any problem whatsoever, and the CD that iTunes burned for me plays perfectly. They only thing they prevented was the legitimate use.

I'm not going to take this one back, but I'll be more careful to avoid not-quite-CDs in future.

Posted to Music and Film by Simon Brunning at December 12, 2005 03:59 PM

I got caught too, with the Supergrass' Road to Rouen. Luckily I loaded when I was booted into Ubuntu otherwise I would have been toast.

Interestingly enough it appears to have a Mac autorun program on the disk so I'm nervous of putting it in my shiny new Powerbook.

Posted by: Andy Todd on December 13, 2005 02:27 AM

Do consider returning it (and explaining why)... that makes much more of an impact than blogging about it.

Posted by: Michael Chermside on December 13, 2005 06:26 PM
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