|We all love to hate Sony. Sure the PS2 rocked our world, but mostly Sony loves to screw us over. Like how instead of releasing a super-cool MP3 version of their famous Walkman, Sony spent years dinking around with their proprietary and rarely used Atrac3 format. And let’s not forget how Sony lovingly infected our computers with root kits. Or how Sony changed the DRM in Blu-ray discs bricking older Blu-ray players.
So when I heard that Sony-BMG was finally dumping DRM and was releasing MP3s I was shocked. But I assumed Sony in their infinite wisdom would find some way to screw it up. Unfortunately, I was right.
|While other labels are conveniently releasing DRM free ACC files on iTunes and MP3s on Amazon, Sony has this convoluted procedure:
First, you should never have to follow a convoluted procedure to buy an MP3 on the internet. It has to be easier than P2P or it’s toast.
Second, you should NEVER have to leave your house and drive somewhere to buy MP3s on the net. Never. Ever. God, that’s just a given.
Third, I’m sure glad Sony doesn’t run my local pizza parlor: