"Playing a CD is a priviledge"
All along the way, I suspected that playing a CD on my Linux workstation is a priviledge rather than a right. Now we have the confirmation (also check out the comparative screenshots, even though the text is in Finnish).
The Ars Technica article basically gets most of the facts right, even on the encroachment thing (and the dangers it poses), and the fact that despite having paid for the music, it's not forcibly yours.
Mr Kyràa however, got a few things backwards. It's not a priviledge to listen to music on a Linux computer or a Mac, it's not a priviledge to be able to copy music onto minidiscs, and it's neither a priviledge to be able to encode the music paid for onto some MP3 player in an unlimited way.
It's a right.
Rather read that differently. It is a priviledge to count me as a customer of some musicians you represent. Consider it a priviledge to receive some proceeds from the sale of music.
Before we haven't clarified this little detail, you better try to unscrew the situation. However, popular science says it's about as difficult to unscrew a wife as to unscrew this clusterfoock.
PS: I'm not a file sharer, and I happen to use BitTorrent for legal purposes.