Surprise! New Beastie Boys cd is copy-protected!

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Surprise! New Beastie Boys cd is copy-protected!

Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:41 am

Forget burning a spare copy or ripping it to your iPod:

http://www.beastieboys.com/bbs/showthre ... +protected

Apperently EMI is doing this on all their new cds. The Beasties reportedly don't like it. I think you all know what to do...

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Postby Jake » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:51 am

Not in the US or the UK though. From Ian, the Beasties web guy, former Nullsoft employee, and all around good guy:

The skinny on the copy protection

Just to clarify, here's the deal with the copy protection on the CD:

a) The copy protection is in all territories except the US and UK -- US and UK discs do not have this protection on them;

b) All EMI CDs are treated this way, TT5B isn't protected in any special way;

c) Beastie Boys would have preferred not to have the copy protection, but weren't allowed to go against EMI policy in these territories.

There ya go.

ian

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:10 am

Thanx for the update, Jake. Still, it's pretty stoopid of EMI.Piss off fans and not do a thing to prevent MP3's from circulating.

Ok, don't boycott the Beasties or anything. At least not if you live in the US or UK.

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Postby Jake » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:16 am

Feel free to boycott EMI and other major labels all you want, of course.

http://www.boycott-riaa.com/

http://www.downhillbattle.org/

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:51 pm

Jake wrote:Feel free to boycott EMI and other major labels all you want, of course.

http://www.boycott-riaa.com/

http://www.downhillbattle.org/


Because they do shit like this:
http://wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,6 ... _tophead_3

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Postby dieblucasdie » Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:27 pm

I'm sooo ahead of the curve. I've been boycotting the Beastie Boys since Check Your Head.


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