iPod The future of CD's and DRM

jinny1

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Jun 1, 2004
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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?

Jinny
 

shidoshi

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Jun 28, 2004
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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.
 

MmmPancakes

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Jan 18, 2005
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Austin, TX
shidoshi said:
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.
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.