Copy Protection: #1 with a Bullet

Well it seems that the success of “Contraband” by Velvet Revolver has had one consequence that some of us might have overlooked. It is the first copy protected CD sold in the U.S. that has hit #1 and according to Copy-blocked CD tops U.S. charts it will probably encourage the majors to start pumping out more. The one big problem for a lot of people is that you are unable to copy the CD to your iPod. Of course, you can always disable the copy protection by hitting “shift” when you load the CD on your computer but how long is that going to last?