Jan. 14, 5:25 p.m.: On record company paranoia

What strange lengths the record companies go to these days to keep music off the Internet.

By: Hank Kalet
   This piece from Greil Marcus’ "Real Life Rock Top 10" is worth passing on to you:
   "Arthur Moore, Security Service Individually Watermarked (Maverick) A letter accompanying this pre-release CD stated that for security reasons the object in question could not itself carry the information that 1) Arthur Moore was in fact Alanis Morissette, 2) Security Service was really an album titled So Called Chaos, 3) ‘By accepting this CD’ one was agreeing not to copy it, play it in a computer, put it on the internet, lend it to anyone, or play it for anyone, and 4) that any such use of the object in question could somehow be traced. So I can’t tell you anything about it. Or wouldn’t be able to even if I had listened to it, which I was much too scared to do."