In the comments to my last post on this topic, I followed a link to this site, which explains how to defeat the stupid "protection" on EMI CD's. The irony? From the site:
Because I don't usually copy CDs, I found it a little ironic that the ‘copy control technology’ required me to make a copy of the album in order to use it. Since my experience with the 80s Alternative album, I have bought many other CDs, and the ones with copy control technology are the only ones I have copied.
The labels are just dumber than rocks.