Sony creates pirates. Yarrr.

The Inquirer weighs in on the Sony copy-protection disaster, and argues that dumb ideas such as the XCP system create, rather than deter, piracy.

We figure, maybe naively, that forking out that extra bit of cash for a real CD instead of some cheapo knock-off at a car boot sale, entitles us to a certain level of quality and protection. Not so.

…If Sony, and the others, insist on sabotaging our systems and crippling music’s portability then they can expect to see more piracy in the future, not less.