Yeah you have to wonder.....
"but what about introducing some legislation and enforcement to protected the people who have bought and paid for the rights to use the copyright material."
I'm always curious under what circumstances p*ssing off your legitimate paying customers with so many restrictions that they are all but forced to get a dodgy copy to avoid the pain seems like a good business model.
I wrote a bit of a skit on that elsewhere:
Cool, I'll buy the new [Insert band here] CD...
Oh but wait, I want it on my iPod... that's OK I'll buy the CD anyway and rip it.
Oh.. hang on I think that since 1997 or something I'm not supposed to do that am I? Perhaps I shouldn't...
Um.. I think I'm still allowed to because it's um.. a backup copy and I'm allowed that.. I think... well at least I'm buying it....I'll give it a go
Oh dear it seems to have broken my computer when I put the CD in.. I guess I better buy it off iTunes instead even though I wanted the cover and everything
Hang on a minute.. my computer's a CD player too.. aren't I even allowed to play it like a CD without copying it???
Oh well, I got it off iTunes that's ok.. except wait my car's MP3 player doesn't support the iTunes song. That's no good I want to play it in my car.
Oh that's OK I'm "allowed" to burn a CD of it - I can use that in the car.. seems a bit of a waste of my car MP3 player though... you'd think they'd all be compatible or something what the hell is "no rights to play song" mean anyway? I bought it didn't I?
That's all cool now.. got some more songs to go with it and burnt another disk with them all on.. this is great
Oh... I left the CD in the sun and it doesn't work any more and it won't let me burn another copy of the original song
It's getting worse... my computer died and the new one won't play the songs I bought.. it's asking for some password... I didn't know I had a password my mate set all that up for me.
And now I can't even add anything to my iPod because it says it has to wipe all the old stuff off first and it's the only copy I've got
OH S*D IT! I think I'll just ask my mate to get me a copy. He's good at that stuff.
I think they may be trying to add to this list: