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Music in the News
Thursday 29 November 2001
Vocabulary from the world of music. Listen to and read the story then find explanations of difficult words below.

  Natalie Imbruglia
Imbruglia CD sparks complaints
Summary: Buyers of Natalie Imbruglia's latest album are complaining to the record company BMG about an anti-copying device which means it will not play on some CD players. The company says it is concerned, but insists that complaints are few.

   
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  Natalie Imbruglia fans are angry that her latest album will not play on some CD players. The new CD, White Lilies Island, comes with special technology which stops the CD being copied into MP3 files. However it also prevents it being played in some older CD and DVD players, and certain PCs.

Record company BMG has admitted it is 'concerned' about the complaints and has set up a telephone hotline to deal with people's questions.

The company said that the protected album was a 'test' but added that BMG would continue to pursue the use of technologies which would stop CD copying.

Sony has also been testing the technology, called Cactus Data Shield, on the last album from boy band 'N Sync.

 
   
The Words Listen  
  fans
if you are a fan of someone or something, you are very interested in them and like them very much

 
   
  MP3 files
an MP3 file is a special type of computer file which allows you to download music through the Internet

 
   
  prevents
stops

 
   
  DVD players
short for 'digital versatile disc players'. A DVD disc allows you to hear sound or watch videos on your computer

 
   
  set up
if you set something up, you make it ready to work

 
   
  hotline
a telephone line that the public can use to contact an organisation about a particular subject

 
   
  the protected album
here - the album that has been recorded with the use of technologies that stop it being copied

 
   
  to pursue
to carry out, to follow

 
   
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