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