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earthwormgaz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:33 am 
 

Ay up,

Has anyone given any thought to allowing 'orrible DRM'd CDs to be flagged? As in, ones that won't play on your computer.

More info here ...

http://www.defectivebydesign.org/en/node

I know I got a Goatwhore CD once and found it had this problem, I sent it back, but I'd rather it didn't happen again.

Even if you like DRM (there must be some people), then adding a flag doesn't hurt anyone.

Thoughts?

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oneyoudontknow
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Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 6:25 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:32 am 
 

It is annoying, indeed and I did not bought an album of Dream Theater due to that problem. Though adding this information to the sites could rise an amount of data, because you would have to specify which label, which version and so on. It is easier to find out while searching in the net if there is a DRM restriction on the CD or not.
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earthwormgaz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:46 am 
 

Glad you agree.

Don't worry about the size though, its 4 bytes at the most.

If it is a problem because there are CDs they are released at different times, by different people or as special editions, we can just have a general "DRM reported" icon for the CD. This would mean that some version of the album has been reported as having DRM. That way, the person reading it can check with their supplier before they buy.

Personally, I don't buy any CDs without looking them up on here first these days, so it would be great to be able to see the DRM warning before I buy.

Does that make sense?

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oneyoudontknow
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:06 am 
 

I think that most cd-buyers would agree to the point that DRM is annoying.

Though I do not see the point of adding it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Rights_Management

there are variuos numbers of ways to do it. And take a look here
Wikipedia wrote:
By January 2007 EMI stopped publishing audio CDs with DRM, stating that "the costs of DRM do not measure up to the results". EMI was the last publisher to do so; audio CDs with DRM are no longer released by any major publisher.

link: http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/78008/index.html

I remembered that there was a change, but could not find a link to the news.
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Nightgaunt
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:37 am 
 

Well, depending on what you mean by "flag", I think that's a decent idea, actually.
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tool_is_awesome
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Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 11:12 am
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:40 pm 
 

DRM is sooo useless. In fact I'd say it makes downloading more popular. Basically one guy gets the music off of the cd onto his computer, then it gets sent to a bunch of people and then the DRM is useless. If people can't put it on an mp3 player, they generally won't buy it.

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