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Sonys' new CD protection

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by woody67, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. woody67

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    Nov 11, 2002
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    From computershopper.co.uk

    "Sony activates music CD security
    [Computer Buyer] 17:18

    Music giant announces new copyright protection for music downloads
    Sony Music has announced new encryption techniques it intends to employ on its compact discs from January of next year.

    Apparently borrowing Microsoft's product activation idea, a CD can only be stored on a computer after the owner has been granted a decryption key from Sony over the Internet.

    Sony will grant the decryption key to the initial transfer of a CD to computer for free, but thereafter will charge 200 Yen (about £1) per track thereafter.

    Once transferred, the music files can be listened whenever the owner chooses, but can not copy them to devices.

    Sony says it hopes the technology will be adopted as an industry standard in protecting copyright.



    Will this work for Sony?

    Whilst they may claim they are protecting their copyright, it seems that they are denying the buyer their legitimate use of their purchase.

    Anyway, if its' anything like their attempts to stop PSX modding...

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