[clug] Copy Controlled CDs

Edgecombe, Scott Scott.Edgecombe at AirservicesAustralia.com
Fri Mar 26 04:12:46 GMT 2004

For those wishing to follow this advice on general principles you can
send a message to Paul Kelly's management "Robert Barnham Management"
(rbm at paulkelly.com.au) to voice your displeasure.

My email was as follows:

Dear Sir,

I was distressed to discover that Paul's latest CD release "Ways and
Means" is on a copy protected CD. I thought I should inform you that as
a result I will not be considering purchasing this CD. I am not music
thief and I find it unacceptable that your company and EMI have assumed
that I am, and that I do not understand the terms of fair use of the
content that I purchase.

Please be assured that I will pass the word of the high regard that you
hold your customers in.

Yours Sincerely

Scott Edgecombe

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael James [mailto:michael at james.st] 
Sent: Friday, 26 March 2004 2:49 PM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Cc: Tim Potter
Subject: Re: [clug] Copy Controlled CDs

On Friday 26 March 2004 13:41, Tim Potter wrote:
> > Met my first Copy Controlled CD today,
> >  Paul Kelly, "Ways and Means".
> Oh, I was thinking of buying that.  Now I don't think I'll bother.

Amonst all the anger that's out there over "Copy control"
 the best response I've seen is to NOT buy and write politely to the
Probably more effective than writing to the company
 and much better than making a scene in a store.


PS: st is San Tome,  see :	  http://www.nic.st

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