My girlfriend loves Norah Jones and she recently bought the CD entitled "Come Away With Me." The IFPI has successfully blocked us from legally enjoying it.
First of all, the CD won't play in my car at all. The CD player in my car does not even recognize that there is a CD in it. This CD player is less than 2 years old.
Second, I can't rip the CD to transfer it to my MP3 player. I have tried various ripping programs, such as Easy CD Creator and Windows Media Player. No dice. As far as I can tell, this is an Un-Rippable CD.
The back of the CD case states:
This Disk contains Copy Control technology. On some equipment, for example car CD players, playback problems may be encountered.
Then, they list a website to check out for more information. So, to my dissapointment, I checked the site out. Here is a sample of some of their helpful tips.
Question: Why won’t the disc play on my CD Audio player?
If the problem is specific to one particular player, please report the problem to the manufacturer and to EMI. We will endeavour to deal with your problem.
Hmmmm... Should I contact them so I can hear them say "Oops. Sorry. You should buy a new CD player."? I think I'll pass. Ok. At least they will probably tell me how I can transfer the songs to my MP3 player... right?
Question: Why can’t I copy the disc using Microsoft® Windows Media® Player ?
The disc is not designed to be digitally cloned using Microsoft® Windows Media® Player.
Question: Why when I copy the files using Microsoft® Windows Media® Player are there clicks, jumps or distortions in the music ?
Because the disc carries copy control technology which prevents digital copying.
I understand that something needs to be done to curb illegal coppying of CD's, but, this technology should not interfere with my ability to listen to my CD wherever and however I want?