Universal announced on Monday that they will be releasing copy-protected CDs in
this week - so no longer will citizens be able to excercise their 1st amendment
fair use to listen to "their" music how they choose. Corporate Bastards!!!
The thing to remember about Universal - the world's largest music label - is that
aren't afraid of piracy. Their real goal is to make sure that you have to buy content
once for the home, once more for the computer, once again when travelling, etc.
can't do that if they don't have copy controls.
They love it that with DVDs they can force you to watch a preview without giving you
option of fast forward.
They also own MP3.com, which under their control went from being generous to
And they just bought USA Networks, one of the last good television stations. They
Troma movies and monster trucks. Boy howdy! It'll probably turn into a mini version
MTV that only promotes Vivendi/Universal music, movies, and TV shows.
Oh well, what do you expect from the fucking French!