No more DRM + News

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Go on, click here and sign up not to buy any DRM’d CD’s ever. I’ve actually got one which was given to me as a gift, and it’s a pain in the arse. I can’t play it on the PC; however by the convenient fact that my Ripping software ‘doesn’t give a shit’, I’ve ripped it to MP3.

This is because it’s convenient for me to not hunt through my CD collection every time I want to find a specific track. When I want to listen to an album I prefer to pick up a CD and stick it on, in the same way that I like popping the needle onto the vinyl and listening to an album. But… when I buy music, I buy it. That CD is mine to do with as I wish, if I want a copy to use in the car, I want to be able to make a copy. Funnily enough, the security level of a 1969 Morris Minor is not all that stellar, and I don’t fancy leaving original CDs around. Hell, I barely ever leave anything in my car.

Anything that limits my freedom to listen to the music by whatever means I choose, anything at all, I disagree with. So, yeah. Don’t buy em.

In other [chicken counting] news, I’m off to pick up a new camera tonight; it looks terribly shiny. And some has said they’ve got a video camera for me :-) Woot!


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