Both companies said they had known about it before releasing the CD, and that they still believed the protection would deter most average listeners' copying.Here's the big mistake. The casual listener isn't a big problem - alright, he might copy the CD for a couple of friends, but most likely the casual listener will NOT do any "mass burning and uploading."intended to thwart the casual listener from mass burning and uploading
The people who actually DO this "mass burning and uploading" are not any casual listeners, and they can easily do it despite of copy protection.
The conclusion? The average Joe, whose copying is pretty harmless, will get really pissed off, and the people who really do harmful mass uploading don't have any trouble with copy protected CDs.
I just don't understand why these companies waste their time and money with useless techniques that don't actually prevent the big bad pirates from doing their stuff.