OPINION: Gorillaz CD copy protection sucks

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My wife got the the new Gorillaz CD for her birthday. You know, the one that has a song featured in the iPod ad.

Well here’s the thing, it has copy protection technology on the CD that means you can’t rip it onto your iPod.

Michele thinks it is ironic. I think it sucks.

But here’s the really dumb thing, the CD copy protection technology only works on CD players. Yep, swapped out her CD burner and put the DVD reader in (this is an older notebook, before the combo drives were cheap enough for us) and ripped the CD no worries.

 

2 comments

  • Craig, I know how you feel. Same thing happened when I got the Beatles Let It Be Naked.

    Totally unimpressed. As a result, I don’t buy CDs anymore. I buy tracks online.

    But Michelle is right – it is ironic.

    A song promoted in an iTunes ad can’t be burned onto an iPod. That’s just rich…

  • Craig, I know how you feel. Same thing happened when I got the Beatles Let It Be Naked.Totally unimpressed. As a result, I don’t buy CDs anymore. I buy tracks online.But Michelle is right – it is ironic.A song promoted in an iTunes ad can’t be burned onto an iPod. That’s just rich…

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