Sony BMG going back to discussing table over DRM powered Audio CDs

Sony BMG going back to discussing table over DRM powered Audio CDs

Entertainment industry giants Sony BMG has said that they are going to reconsider their anti-piracy policy and releases of DRM technology enabled Audio CDs after the recent controversy surrounding a faulty technology which was labeled spyware by security companies. The head of Sony BMG’s global digital business, Thomas Hesse said in a statement that the company was “re-evaluating” its current methods.

The privacy advocates cried foul after it was discovered that DRM powered CDs from the company installed some files in user’s computers without any permission from the owner of the CD. The installation was so insecure that it led to introductions of worms into the user’s system using a vulnerability introduced through it. Sony had to in the end announce a replacement program to get the controversial CDs back from the market.

Speaking to the BBC News website, Thomas Hesse, president of Sony BMG’s global digital business said: “The key point to remember is that copyright infringement is a huge issue for the recording industry as a whole and that’s where we came from originally. But this whole story has led us to look at the approach we have to take going forward.”

The company is now keen on re-evaluate on how to copy-protect audio CDs without using any controversial technology.

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