Thursday, June 19, 2008

5 Billion Mistakes

So the venerable iTunes has announced they've now sold over 5 billion individual songs via their online music store. 5 billion handicapped, rights-restricted, song rentals, more like it. iTunes songs come locked-down with DRM technology that cripples the mp3 files and severely limits the purchaser's rights to do what they please with a product they're supposed to own.

Why on Earth would people continue to patronize these goons? I mean Amazon has gone DRM-free, there's the wonderful Other Music and a host of other legal alternatives--not to mention the more dubious, less-legal options.

5 billion. For fuck's sake, people.

The Music Industry Abuses Us And We're To Blame.

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