I knew where to stick it where no-one would nick it – right back in the bin!

Continental European Deep Purple fans: Do not buy the Tour Edition of Rapture of the Deep by Deep Purple until the harmfulness of its "copy protection" is established. Even though I already own a copy on vinyl, I’d been eagerly awaiting the Tour Edition of Deep Purple’s Rapture of the Deep, because there’s a whole …

Burn remasters

The Highway Star has a good feature on the remasters of Deep Purple’s Burn album, criticising the choice of bonus tracks and recommending that buyers avoid the European pressing: The European pressing of the remastered Burn is plagued by a Copy Control system that the record labels seem hell-bent on shoving down our throats. No, …

ShinyDisk watch: The Beastie Boys

Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing reports that the new Beastie Boys record has copy protection, and responds to it in the same way that everyone else does when confronted with this technology: … If the Beasties wanna treat me like a crook, I don’t want to be their customer. Note that the only thing that …