Rock and Roll

There’s been a ton of stuff online about nasty copy protection mechanisms by various manufacturers, from Tivo-type stuff controlling what you can record to the farce that was Sony’s secret use of software on many of their CDs which then installed to purchaser’s computers wihtout their knowledge (and a grudgingly issued un-install they offered which left those computers more vulnerable to internet attack than a new Windows OS). The latest to act like complete numpties are Coldplay, doing their best to show how truly rock and roll their attitude is (and even better, according to Boing Boing’s article, you can’t read these warning terms until you buy the damned CD!). Coldplay? Don’t play it, I say.