Kings of Lame
I thought I’d bob down the local music shop and check out the Kings of Leon album - see what all the fuss is about. In my haste to flash the cash, I failed to notice the ever so subtle copyright protection badge on the back of the CD. It was only when getting back to the office and trying to play the CD through iTunes 4 that I figured something was up. Importing (ripping) the CD so I could play the music on my iPod, resulted in only the first 9 seconds of each track being ripped. Bugger.
You can play the music on a computer - the CD does come with some third party software - but that’s no good if you want to listen to it on an iPod or stream it to other computers in your office.
I’ve fired off an angry email to BMG about this, but I strongly doubt I’ll get no more than a standard corporate reply. It seems totally unacceptable to me that I can’t play music I’ve paid for on my iPod.
I know copyright control is important to prevent artists getting ripped off, but surely record companies can come up with a better solution?
Posted 9 years, 10 months ago