[tip 'o the hat to Dave Farber's IP list]. According to this NYTimes article, the music industry is becoming increasingly concerned about CD-burning as an abuse of their intellectual property. Snippets:
''CD burning is a problem that is really undermining sales,'' Bainwol said in an interview prior to speaking before about 750 members of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in San Diego Friday.
Copy protection technology ''is an answer to the problem that clearly the marketplace is going to see more of,'' he added.
Album sales in the North America are down about 7 percent this year compared with a year ago, according to Nielsen SoundScan.