DRM -- a copy-protection encoding soon to be everywhere -- is not for the protection of artists' rights to their own works. In fact, it's simply being used to force media companies to obey the whims of others. This one particular CD was DRMed without the artist's permission, but no bother -- the DRM company will tell you how to defeat the copy protection, no questions asked. All they want is Apple iTunes to be an open format: if they can't copy iTunes songs, then iTunes can't copy their songs. How mature of them. Fair Use legal rights and the artist's right to grant use of their art both suffer because of corporate infighting.
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