This is the Sony Boycott blog, but so far I haven’t talked a lot about the specifics of boycotting. I linked to an existing petition on the first day the blog started, which now has a thousand more signatures than it did four days ago. But getting down to brass tacks, how is one to know what to boycott? After all, Sony BMG doesn’t go out of their way to label the discs that contain XCP.
There are a few Internet projects to identify the copy protected discs. The databases I found most interesting were the Fat Chuck list (which identifies CDs sold in the US) and the UK Campaign for Digital Rights list.
Unfortunately, the Fat Chuck list does not flag the Van Zant disc that was analyzed on SysInternals as corrupt.
So maybe the most reliable list is this one, which is the list of all the Sony BMG music labels. It’s a long list. Anyone have any better ideas?