This is driving me batty: I bought the audio edition of the popular book Parenting with Love and Logic directly from the Love and Logic group and they’ve encoded the content in such a way that the disks won’t even mount in my computer. They whir for a bit and are then spat back out by my cranky Mac.
I called the organization and…
… explained that I have iPods and that I want to rip the audio book – that I bought – so I can listen to it portably. Their response: “You can’t do that due to the way we make the CDs. We’re just avoiding people stealing our content.”
Well, dear love and logic people, if I’ve bought the audio material, ripping it so I can put it on my iPod and listen to it as I putter about town is hardly stealing it, is it?
This really makes me quite upset, actually, because it’s yet another example of the extraordinary way that digital rights management are ruining our ability to purchase and enjoy the music (and video) we want, on the devices we want to utilize.
And so, dear Internet users, anyone succeeded at ripping this audio book and willing to share the mp3’s with me? I promise not to tell anyone. 🙂
Is this just me, or is it incredibly anti-consumer to produce audio books that cannot be used on a computer?