Yet another bad, Big Media idea

Sony plays new copy-protection song

The company touts a forthcoming CD technology that prevents users from copying songs to file-sharing sites but lets them make copies for themselves. [CNET]

I’m sure this won’t be the last time digital media is encoded with single player player capability, but it just seems ridiculous to me that a) if you use a Mac, you get no play and b) people want DRM protected pre-cut digital music on the CD.

In Sony’s mind, this is a reward for buying protected albums. Too bad they are not the major player in the digital music player space. Good try with a bad idea. This is exactly the reason why people try and (do) defeat these techniques.

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