Anyway, it seems to be too much hassle for "free" tracks. I'm thinking of just getting rid of them, and simply forget I ever heard them.
There's no chance in hell I'd ever actually buy music online that is "protected" in a similar manner. No way.
On a similar note, I just bought the new album from The Chemical Brothers. It is very prominently announced on the album that it is "copy controlled". I have experience with this particular kind of "copy control". Nero Media Player has no trouble with it. Exact Audio Copy has no trouble with it. CDex has no trouble with it. If DRM did work as intended, I wouldn't even have bought the album.
I mostly listen to my music on the computer. I'm planning on extracting the tracks and separate them more cleanly with Audacity. If you won't allow me, I won't buy it, it's that simple. I'd just have gotten the few tracks I'm most interested in from P2P, and that would have been it.
Let me repeat it, slowly: DRM hurts CD sales. If DRM on this CD did work as intended, I simply wouldn't have bought the CD.
I buy up to several CDs a month. You really don't want to lose customers like me. Trust me.
You're supposed to make customers feel special, you have to spoil them. Instead, you're trying out how far you can go with this without annoying them too much. Well, it's too much already. People don't like that. They just feel used. And that's no way to generate loyalty.