Throw Away A CD : That’s the Stocks For You

Universal Music: it’s illegal to throw away the promo CD we sent you without your permission – Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Fred von Lohmann sez, “In a brief filed in federal court yesterday, Universal Music Group (UMG) states that, when it comes to the millions of promotional CDs (‘promo CDs’) that it has sent out to music reviewers, radio stations, DJs, and other music industry insiders, throwing them away is ‘an unauthorized distribution’ that violates copyright law. Yes, you read that right — if you’ve ever received a promo CD from UMG, and you don’t still have it, UMG thinks you’re a pirate.”

It’s becoming easier and easier to becomes a pirate nowadays.   If you are going to be called one anyway, might as well do it right.