Sony BMG Suspends Copy-Protection Software

Sony BMG has recently suspended copy-protection software it had been encoding on all of its cds. This software would only allow the consumer to make a certain amount of copies and transfers before the software would kick in and disable the user from copying or transferring music owned by Sony BMG. Part of the reason is that this software was allowing hackers the ability access to user’s computers through different types of viruses. I personally think that the copy-protection software is a joke anyway. I think that Sony is being too anal about its music and in the long run is going to create a lot of unhappy customers that will look elsewhere for music. At least in the short run this is a problem we don’t have to worry about.

1 comment:

Dr. Tufte said...

I would add that this is of a piece with the responses of other music companies to advancing technology. They just can't seem to figure out that they have to invest in better technology (not worse, as in this case) if they are going to win on that front.