From the very readable Textism, I learn that popular blogger Leslie Harpold, who registered her domain with Verisign, has had her domain hijacked and reassigned to another, all with the assistance of Verisign. You can read about Verisign‘s tepid response.
The latest copy protection idiocy is a Celine Dion CD that not only won’t work in your CD-ROM drive, it can damage it.
My spouse and I, both proud owners of iPods haven’t bought any new CDs this year. We’re not planning to either, though we usually buy about fifteen a year for personal use and another ten or so for gifts. We’re perfectly willing to pay artists for CDs or MP3s, but we refuse to be told where, and how, we can listen to them, or what we can do with our property. We also resent being treated as thieves.