- on Audio/Video/Photography
- Published in issue 1/2002 on page 0
Music Industry Protecting Audio CDs
intentionally introducing errors to prevent copying
The illegal copying of audio CDs costs the music industry a bundle every year. A number of companies are now using sophisticated techniques to try to protect their CDs against copying. However, it’s questionable whether this actually helps and whether the consumer actually benefits.For years, the music industry has been complaining about heavy losses from the illegal copying of audio CDs. Most computer owners these days have a CD burner in their system, and with modern, fast CD recorders it only takes a few minutes to make a copy of a CD for a friend or neighbour. Naturally, this is not how it’s supposed to be. Not only does the producer / distributor loose income, but the songwriters and musicians who have done their best to put something nice on the CD also lose out.