Findlaw reports that Sony is to stop using copy-control on its music CDs. Previously the CDs came with built-in software that allowed users to make one copy of the music on to their personal computers but stopped them from making further copies. Now though the company is saying consumers have got the message that illegal copying is wrong.

The change in strategy, which can also be seen from recent moves allowing non-Sony music formats to be played on Sony audio players, is being put down to a need to make Sony products compatible with the formats of other companies.

The IPKat says that moves by a company as big and powerful as Sony to limit the role of copy protect can’t be ignored.

More on avoiding copy-controlled CDs here, here and here
SONY MOVES TO STOP USING COPY-CONTROL SONY MOVES TO STOP USING COPY-CONTROL Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. For the best in music studio software visit online stores for DVD Software Players that offer quality audio playback on the PC.


All comments must be moderated by a member of the IPKat team before they appear on the blog. Comments will not be allowed if the contravene the IPKat policy that readers' comments should not be obscene or defamatory; they should not consist of ad hominem attacks on members of the blog team or other comment-posters and they should make a constructive contribution to the discussion of the post on which they purport to comment.

It is also the IPKat policy that comments should not be made completely anonymously, and users should use a consistent name or pseudonym (which should not itself be defamatory or obscene, or that of another real person), either in the "identity" field, or at the beginning of the comment. Current practice is to, however, allow a limited number of comments that contravene this policy, provided that the comment has a high degree of relevance and the comment chain does not become too difficult to follow.

Learn more here:

Powered by Blogger.