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Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Re: iriver Recommandation

From: Neon John <>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 20:24:54 -0500

On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 08:34:39 -0700, Rocker <> wrote:

>Sure but it is also going to be used more and more by legal downloads for
>copy protection so why not support it if it is possible?

Because then you're caving to the b*stards! That "legal" downloads
are going to be crippled is not a done deal. It saddens me greatly to
see Apple succeeding as well as they have selling crippled music but
that doesn't mean the end of the game. The opportunity is still there
for a music service to offer un-crippled music.

Since the crippling is so easy to work around anyway, I don't see the
problem for our players. Getting people to use superior firmware that
removes the crippling is the best thing that could happen for digital

Instead of accommodating crippled music, I suggest not buying it at
all. I know, preaching to deaf ears. Expediency is more important
than principle these days.

John De Armond
See my website for my current email address
Cleveland, Occupied TN
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Received on 2005-12-19

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