Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Sony again

Rolling Stone reports that Sony is reconsidering it's original intention of adding copyright protection to all of it's CDs after the recent problems. What's really interesting is the quote in the last paragraph which states that at least one band is offering fans home-burned copies of the CD without copyright "protection":

Artist managers have been vocal in their opposition to the use of copy-protection software. "I just don't think that this is the answer to the problem that they think exists," says the manager of one veteran artist affected by the XCP software. Mike Martinovich, manager for My Morning Jacket, says that even before the revelation of MediaMax's security problems, his company had been mailing burned, unprotected copies of MMJ's new album Z to fans who complained that MediaMax prevented them from transferring songs to their iPods. "It should have been enough that fans are annoyed," he says. "But this should be the final reason."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Rolling Stone article says that "Thomas Hesse, Sony BMG president of global digital business... has no plans to recall the CDs or offer refunds: 'At this point, this is pretty much it.'"

While the Illinois Attorney-General has chimed in along with the NY AG, Elliot Spitzer, what is Washington's Attorney-General doing?