Clay Aiken wants my PC for Christmas
So my wife bought a Christmas CD - she likes Clay Aiken.
Aw heck, I should admit I like Clay Aiken. The "geek turned good" from American Idol, poster-boy for special-education causes, and, well, the boy can sing.
But this time, he's gone too far - he wants to own my PC.
Yes, you heard me, he wants my PC for Christmas. Apprently, it's not good enough that I buy his music and play it, he wants to make sure that I run some piece of software designed to prevent me from playing his CD in any normal media player.
Here's the proof:
Oh, my word - an "appropriately configured computer"? What they mean is "a computer set to auto-run anything you slam in the drive, and with you logged on as administrator, so that it'll run our software and take over your machine before you get a chance to listen to the golden-throated, toussle-haired nerd-boy whom you paid ten good bucks to listen to".
But these guys can be trusted right? How about I follow the link and see what they have to tell me to reassure me that they are acceptable custodians of my computer. What do I see?
"It has come to our attention that a security vulnerability may exist with regard to Version 5 of SunnComm's MediaMax content protection software."
Later, these hypocrites even have the nerve to tell me how bad it is that Apple won't make it easy to move their tunes from their copyright protected CDs to the iPod.
So, as you guys know by now, if you've been reading my blog, I really dislike DRM for home use - so I'm returning Clay's CD.
Clay doesn't need to own another PC, and he certainly isn't getting mine - has he got yours?