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Executives at EMI Group on Monday said they planned to begin rolling out CDs with technology designed to limit copying. The technology allows buyers to burn onto CDs only three full copies of a disc's songs, and the burned discs cannot be copied. Sony BMG is heading even faster down the same road. About half the discs it releases in the United States today have the three-copy limit, and it plans to have a similar restriction on all its U.S. releases by the end of the year, said Thomas Hesse, president of the company's global digital music business.The new CD technology still has some compatibility issues — most notably, the songs on the discs cannot be transferred directly to Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iPods. Such limitations are one reason that the two other major record companies, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group Corp., have yet to make the switch to "secure" CDs.
maybe we should all look into obtaining anything we want by importing it from France
Sony BMG, the world's second-largest music company, is rolling out CDs with new technology that serves as a "speed bump" to hinder people who want to make illicit copies. Users will be allowed to make three additional CD copies for their own use and to store the music files on their computer in a protected format from Microsoft.
An exhaustive new study is estimating that the digital rights management industry will grow from $600 million worldwide in 2004 to $1.9 billion in 2009.The DTC study, which is set to be unveiled Monday, also profiles more than 20 companies destined to benefit from the money that will be spent to protect digitally delivered content, including ContentGuard, Entriq Inc., Intertrust Technologies Corp., Macrovision, News Corp.-controlled NDS Group and Microsoft Corp.