Home taping is killing music

Very much enjoying listening to the Kings Of Leon album, which arrived from cd-wow yesterday. I was, once again, disappointed to see that I have received the “copy-control” version of the CD, but then reassured to find that, as with my copy of Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief, the copy protection doesn’t work. You just click “cancel” when you put the CD in your PC and it asks you if you’d like a copy-protected or non copy-protected version. I can then copy the CD onto my mp3 player as usual.

BMG offer some (not very) helpful information about their copy control policy on their website (www.bmg-copycontrol.info), but they fail to mention that they appear to be operating some kind of copy control honour system.