« Behind the OECD Report |
| 21 iTunes Per iPod »
June 14, 2005
EMI Joins BMG in Customer Harrassment Program
Back at the start of June I noted BMG's announcement that it's going to DRM-cripple more of its music disks. Now EMI has decided to jump on the wagon. (*)
The story by Jon Healey and Charles Duhigg has a smarmy condescending tone but covers the essentials. Notably, this tactic is aimed at the casual copier (read: customer), not the really serious pirates. Note that it's still incompatible with iTunes.
Most importantly, note that if fans sit by silently, the Cartel will take that as an OK to proceed. I suggest you do not sit silently. Make yourself heard by taking your dollars elsewhere, by writing to the companies, by creating public ruckus. Blog this, pass it on. Urge the companies to focus on large profiteering bootleggers and call off their war on their customers. Not that I actually expect anything to change, but as the bumper sticker says: "You have the right NOT to remain silent."
(*) use bugmenot if the registration page annoys you.
+ TrackBacks (0) | Category: IP Markets and Monopolies
- RELATED ENTRIES
- Who Made That Music?
- This is More Like Going Steady
- Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art
- Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot
- Results Not Typical
- What Do You Do When You Discover You're a Copyright Thief?
- A Difference between Content and Carrier
- Nintendo Rolls Out Terrible Deal for YouTubers