Something I commented on at JoeTek

I recently bought David Usher’s newest CD, it’s copy protected. It’s driving me nuts. I always burn a copy of any new CD I buy and leave it in my car…because CD’s have a habit of being stolen from my car (thank you Beaches youth…you’re a testament to our society that your parents can own $800,000 homes, yet you feel a need to break into my damn car to steal my damn CD’s). I also always copy my new CD’s to my home and work computers, and will put select tracks on my iPAQ for the gym.No David Usher songs though, unless I ironically download them from Kaazaa…because someone’s figured out how to bust the copy protection.

I saw the same “copy protection” icon on the new Perfect Circle CD yesterday and put it back on the shelf. I’d rather find somewhere to download it, and let some other poor schmuck figure out how to break the copy protection and save me the hassle.

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.