How stupid

Just going through some of my Christmas presents and burning some AAC files. Now then, one of the CDs — Kokopelli by Kosheen, if you’re at all interested! — offered to install some files on my PC which I declined. Sure enough, the CD is copy-protected with regards playing in CD-ROM drives. But get this: it is only usable on a Windoze PC (no Linux, no Macs, etc.), and I am also able to burn the music to MP3 / AAC quite happily.

Dumb. So, here’s hoping for slightly less stupidity from the music business in 2004. I won’t be holding my breath.

BTW, as is customary in these here parts, a “Year In Review”-style post will be forthcoming. I just need to collect some thoughts first… ;-)

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