:a By not letting CDs play on PC/MACs, Sony has:
- Made a sweeping assumption that all PC/MAC users who buy their CDs will try to copy it illegally (e.g. 3rd party sale/distribution). I, for one, just want to get a backup so we can keep the original safe from scratches while I listen to stuff.
I mean, this assumption is so glaringly prejudicial that I might as well say all immigrants are criminals or all male school teachers screw little boys.
Not only that, it also goes against the tenet of the modern judicial system - “Innocent before proven guilty”. Unless they can prove all PC/MAC users are buying their stuff to copy illegally, they are acting on a “Guilty before proven innocent” basis.
Limited our freedoms. I’ll buy that CD and play it on my damn comp, car stereo or discman if I want to, thank you very much. Who are they to say “You can’t play this on your comp.” We might as well have beer manufacturers saying “You can’t drink beer after 8pm” or TV manufacturers saying “You can only watch this-and-this on my TV”.
Reduced their potential market for selling their music. Just like being a tyre maker and only selling motorcycle tyres, or a supermarket only selling tinned food. There are people out there who drive cars, want to buy fresh food and want to play the CDs they paid for on their comps. A good example of corporate stupidity if I ever saw one.
I’m going to return all of my music CDs protected by this protection that are within the return window for a full refund. I hope some of you would agree enough with me to do the same.