Sony Bytes Back

Published: 2003-11-14
Sony Music has taken the next step in the on-going battle between record companies and file-sharing music sites. Sony has introduced new technology that prevents consumers from copying music to music sharing sites. The new technology called 'second session" is being tested in Germany with the release of the R&B group Naturally Seven.

While the CD cannot be copied for file sharing purposes, the CD can be downloaded into other Sony licensed devices like an MP3 player. Right now the CD's can only be downloaded into other Sony products but Sony is working on making the technology compatible with other devices.

Sony is also offering a bonus on the CD's. Consumers will have access to special websites where concert tickets and additional music will be available. The bonus features will only be available on the original CD. Sony is calling the bonus features ConnecteD. Sony Music's chief tech officer Phil Wiser said that if you give people what they want in terms of value they won't steal. Sony has not set a timetable for releasing CD's with second session and ConnecteD in other countries as of yet.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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