According to this Yahoo News article the music industry is now bitching that CD burners are what’s really undermining sales of new music CDs:
“Burned” CDs accounted for 29 percent of all recorded music obtained by fans in 2004, compared to 16 percent attributed to downloads from online file-sharing networks, said Mitch Bainwol, chief executive for the Recording Industry Association of America.
“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.
These guys aren’t going to be happy until they’ve taken away every single possible fair use right you have to the music and videos you purchase. Once again they’re only hurting the legitimate customers as nothing they’ve done has stopped anything from being copied by those folks determined to do so.