Will Your CD Player Tell On You?

In the “You’ve Got to be Kidding” department, comes a chilling entry from The Shifted Librarian on how one company is “providing technology to record companies that allows a cd played in a personal computer to contact their server and relate statistics such as what track you’re listening to and when you’re listening to them.”

As if there aren’t enough reasons out there to stop buying CDs (the economy, inferior product, high prices, products that won’t play in some computers), the music industry wants to give us one more. I didn’t think they had any feet in which to shoot themselves yet again. –Jenny Levine