updated 09:45 am EDT, Mon July 12, 2004
iPod clout & protected CDs
The popularity of Apple's iPod has caused companies developing copy-protected CDs to . When the Velvet Revolver's new album hit No. 1 earlier this month, it marked the first time a copy-protected CD reached that mark. The CD featured copy-protected Windows Media tracks for listening on a computer or portable device, but that format isn't supported on the iPod. "If you look at the 500 or 600 customer service comments we've gotten, you see that 80 percent of them have to do with iPod compatibility," Peter Jacobs, CEO of SunnComm International, the company behind the copy protection, told CNET. "The rest are, 'Why can't I do what I want with my music.' And a lot of those are really iPod questions too."