copy protected music

  paulj 19:34 06 Feb 2003

I recently bought Avril Lavigne's cd when I got it home isaw in small print on the back that it was copy protected. Not a problem so far, but I then discovered that this cd would not play on my dvd player porable cd player or my car cd player.I have emailed the record company BMG on several occasions and have not received any reply at this time. Any ideas on how to grab there attention


  Sir Radfordin™ 19:39 06 Feb 2003

Where did you buy the CD from? I picked up a copy from (click here) and have no problems playing it on the PC.

  paulj 21:14 06 Feb 2003

plays fine on my pc too but not others as listed

  muscic lover 21:45 06 Feb 2003

Both are true.
There is a version of her CD that IS protected and one that IS NOT......
How do I know?
My friend ( a big fan of hers.......(he should know better)) has both copys!

Still there go our different musical style tastes!

  Stuartli 08:49 07 Feb 2003

Take it back to where you bought it and request it be changed for the alternative version.

It is not of merchantable quality under the Sales of Goods Act if you are unable to play it on your computer system or in your car.

This has arisen before in recent months and record shops have normally exchanged a CD without quibble.

  darkjedimistress 10:24 07 Feb 2003

If you really like the album, MP3 it using freeware found on click here and burn it as an audio cd to a CDR. I do that with any of my favourite music cd's as I don't want the original's getting scratched.

  PC Advisor. 11:03 07 Feb 2003

You don't have the legal right to copy in the way darkjedimistress is suggesting. See feature page 82 in the current issue.

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