Digital Rights Management and the Audi A7
by, 01-17-2013 at 08:57 PM (1268 Views)
Well last week, I go out and get a very nice Audi A7. A vision in silver, as sleek as a blue fin tuna, and as musical as a dead carp. I attempted to load a few CDs into the internal Hard Drive. I was shocked, SHOCKED to learn that the Audi so called "Jukebox", will not load standard Audio CDs because of "legal reasons". I guess some green eye-shade lawyer in Neckarslum had decided that I have no rights under the fair use doctrine. So if I want to check out a few new CDs on the road, I am reduced to loading a shoe box up with my CDs for the drive. Too bod I got rid of my 8-Track storage box when I sold my 1970 Ford Falcon. Oh, and the SD Card drive only recognizes MP3s. Neil Young will not like this development. So I have to hook up my iPod or convert audio files to MP3 to load on the SD card or listen to a CD (single disk drive) or listen to the radio.
Welcome to the 21 Century. It sucks.