Copy-Protection vs. Artists


Apparently copy-protection on CDs can cause certain radio stations to not be able to play them at all.

[Link via Politech.]


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  1. So while they’re already price-gouging they get the great idea to try to keep music from being copied and in the process prevent it from being broadcast and promoted… Instant karma; I love it!!


    “If, as this hard technology determinist viewpoint suggests, content is destined to be free — i.e., the content creators and publishers will not be directly compensated the way they are today when you make a purchase from your local CD store — then the real question is what system could replace the content compensation system that has worked quite well for the last 300 years. However, implementing revenue models for infinitely redistributable goods is not an entirely novel question, and there are several economic models that can support the creation of content. What there may not be is enough revenue to support the publishers of that content in addition to the authors, which helps explain why the RIAA is so eager to thwart digital distribution. When an ecosystem undergoes severe environmental changes, certain organisms that were previously essential — like the cyanobacteria that originally converted carbon dioxide to oxygen, or the record companies’ A&R men — may recede to minor ecological niches.”

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