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Stupid copy protection

Today I went out of my way to get hold of a copy of Doves’ third album Some Cities, that was released in Sweden today. And I tell you, it was in the kind of weather you’d be close to insane to go out voluntarily in. Anyhow, after listening to the CD on my stereo I threw it into the PC to listen while I was doing some writing. About a third of the back of the sleeve is covered with warning texts about CD copy protection, so I was unsure if I would be able to play it on my PC. The first thing that happens is that this warning note is shown. Now, it’s not that I don’t trust record labels, but I’m just not up to installing a number of undefined files on my computer, not in these days of DRM paranoia. So I clicked “Cancel”.

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The fine part? The record played beautifully anyway. A review of the album will be posted tomorrow, hopefully.

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