CD copyright protected playback problems ???????
I recently purchased Ben Harper's new Cd with copyright protection (CP)and low and behold, it skipped at the 9 to 10 second mark on almost every track. After research i found out that it was my relatively new Naim CD5 that was having problems reading the disk because, according to Naim, most copyright protected CD's are not formatted to 100 % Phillip's "Redbook" standard and therefore, the Naim has trouble. I did a quick search of Audiogon and haven't seen this skipping thing on Copy Protected CDs mentioned yet. I was wondering if any one else with another brand name of CD player has encountered the same problem or is this only a Naim thing? EMI Canada were nice enough to send me an unprotected CD but basically told me tough poop in the future though since all their Cds released in Canada will be released with CP. Well, it's making me wonder where I'll find myself in 3 to 5 years with every one of the super parnoid Big 5 jumping on this CP bandwagon, will I only be able to shop in the used CD bin ????? Any comments ??
PS- Because of the pompus letter I got from their quality control babe, I am pretty sour at EMI Canada right now for being so short sited, yes, they have a right to protect their merchandise, however, people will just figure it out how to copy their CDs anyways no matter what they do !