"I will vow not to buy a Sony BMG audio album/single for 2 years but only if 100 other people will do the same."
— David Webster, believer in common sense rights
Deadline to sign up by: 31st December 2005
128 people signed up (28 over target)
Due to the activity of Sony recently about Sony XCP CDs (a copy protection that installs malicious software on your Windows computer, that is hidden and cannot be removed without damage to your setup - simply put a virus.)
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As a way of demostration against this limitation I will vow not to purchase Sony BMG products for the next two years, beginning 1st Janury 2006.(I bought the music, not the media. If I want it on my MP3 player, audio cassette, my own personal copy for keeping in the car in case of theft, that should be my right as I paid for the music, not the format its delivered in.)
By harming the usual person who legally purchases items, they are alienating their customers and driving the real piracy issue further underground. Especially when using these under-hand methods. Please support this cause to make this demonstration on who the most important person is to a business - the customer.
To make a realistic pledge, a number of 100 has been asked for. But, please, we need alot more than this. Please pass this on, as 100 people will not make a dent. 10,000 will.
David Webster, the Pledge Creator, joined by: