The future of CD's and DRM

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jinny1, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. jinny1 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2004
    I've been reading lately about all the new technology record companies are starting to include with new CD releases that keep the buyer from making copies or uploading it to iTunes.

    I am wondering what readers here think is the future of recorded music. I am thinking I should start making a list of any CD I may ever want and buy ASAP so I can have rights to copy it into playlists and mixes.

    Will pre DRM CD's then become collectible?

  2. shidoshi macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2004
    I don't know what's coming, but I will say one thing - about two years ago, the two biggest music publishing companies in Japan, Sony and Avex, both started putting copy protection features on their CDs.

    Now, a few years later, both projects died pretty horrible deaths. I don't doubt that companies will try it again, but things aren't as bleak as they might seem.
  3. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I think if history has taught us anything, its that these things usually die wretched deaths. Even before DRM technology is released en masse, users and developers find out how to bypass it. Personally, I don't worry much about DRM technology on CDs because I purchase most music through iTunes anyway, which gives me just enough rights for my own personal use, although I don't always agree with Apple's DRM technology as a whole.
  4. mcarnes macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!

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