[Gllug] Copy-protected CD's

Vincent AE Scott gllug at codex.net
Thu Apr 11 18:20:19 UTC 2002

Ian Baillie(ibaillie at aladdinsystems.co.uk)@Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 03:07:43PM +0000:
> Hmm...
> I remember setting up a new iMac at work.  I put in an audio CD, which didn't 
> appear on the desktop, and caused the machine to freeze.  I had to force a 
> reboot, which the machine refused to do, and wouldn't allow me to eject the 
> CD either.  This was very annoying, as I had just installed the system on the 
> Mac and then put a CD in to test the speakers.  After an hour on the phone to 
> Apple, they ended up sending an Engineer out to remove it.  I then tried it 
> in a PC and an iBook, and eventhough they wouldn't read the CD, you could 
> eject it.
> CD's should carry a label if they can't be played on a home computer, as this 
> is a legitimate use of the product.

just take the CD back to the shop and demand a refund.
if your feeling like a consumer power advocate, buy anotehr copy and
repeat the process. 

personally i'll be doing this when the next CD that i buy is protected.

the only real way to get companies to take notice is by voting with
your wallet.  this can be done by demanding a refund, and from wasting
their time.

BTW, if you were feeling particularly pi$$ed of, you could always try
and sue them for damages.

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