As soon as it has been released, I went to my local CD reseller to buy Sleeping with ghosts, Placebo's latest album. I was ready to enjoy this great music, but...
When I put the CD in my PC, I quickly realized that I would not be able to play it! My PC, and all PCs I tried the CD with, do not recognize this CD as an audio CD.
Oh, I must confess that I am a bit to negative. The CD would actually play in PCs equiped with a soundcard as there is a custom software player included on the CD.
But, you know what, I was at work, and the PC I use there has no soundcard, so I wasn't able to properly play the CD. Had I have a soundcard, the sound would not have been great as the included player does not play the music directly from the CD but using the soundcard, and a with a lower quality...
Fabrice, that's remind me the so infamous dongles that we have to plug in the first PCs to make software working.
So it was impossible to have two machines running with the same software, unless you have 2 copies.
And the mess when you have to install two dongles on the same machine, with sometine the Centronics printer refusing to work.
History repeat by itself, and stupidity too.
When music companies will understand that the solution is to make CDs cheaper, like software, to fight piracy, and not to put the blame on the consumer ?