So I went to this thing yesterday called “Careers in Communication” where I got to learn that I’d probably be better off becoming a professional student than trying to get a job with my degree. The upside was that I did win a door prize. A CD – Massive 2004. Not something I’d ever buy for myself – but free is good.
So I get it home, and start unwrapping it, and notice on the label that it says “Piracy Protected Software.” Curious, but not alarming. I put it in the CD Drive, where it proceeds to go “tick tick tick” and not work at all (It doesn’t do this with any other cd’s). So I put it in the CD-RW drive, and a window pops up saying it needs to install extra software to run this disk. Turns out it comes with its own player, and won’t work with anything else. That’s kindof a bitch, because I can’t mingle it in with the rest of my playlist.
But I wonder (since I don’t bother ripping cds) if that means I can’t rip it if I wanted to? Has anyone else encountered this, and is it the future for CDs?