Recent news that apple is going to stop their copyright protection nonsense for songs bought off i tunes should be great news, except its not, if your living in the far east.
Cos they won’t accept credit card payments from outside the US and Europe, so you can’t buy anything off the i tunes shop. The same for napster. Russian sites are dirt cheap but their legality remains questionable. The Creative download store is local and legal but requires you to install a new programme on your pc in order to download songs.
Its ludricous how much time music companies spend protecting their copyrights and going after piracy over here whilst making it so difficult for consumers to buy songs legally even when they want to.
so i say: go do a jolly roger, ahoy matey and shiver me timbers, life’s too short.
the guardian had a good article on copyright today: