26 October 2005

physical or digital?

Got an iPod? Don't buy anything EMI. Beginning with albums released on November 7th, EMI cd releases will be protected. This means that you will be unable to rip music from the album onto a computer/ipod. EMI wants "to create a return to stereo-play and steer the company further away from piracy and increase awareness of legal downloading for users of mp3 devices". I guess I'll just have to lug along my boom-box if I want to play any future Coldplay, Gorillaz, Junior Senior, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, or Sigur Rós (the list goes on) albums. I'll be so gangsta. Either that or we'll be forced to buy from the iTunes Music Story. Bye, bye tangible album art!

Video killed the radio star,
Justin

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