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Sony offers new CDs, MP3s for recalled discs

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by ovi, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. ovi

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    Sony BMG Music Entertainment released details Friday of a virtually unprecedented CD recall program that will allow music buyers to exchange recently purchased CDs with copy protection for new discs and MP3s.

    The company is responding to widespread security worries over copy protection technology contained on 52 albums released over the last year. When put in a Windows-based computer's CD player, the discs install antipiracy technology on a hard drive that exposes the PC to the risk of viruses and other hacker attacks.

    Sony said on Friday that customers who have purchased any of the affected CDs can mail the discs back to the company using instructions found on the record label's Web site. Once they have sent in the discs, customers will also be provided with a link to download MP3s of the songs on the album.

    "Sony BMG is reviewing all aspects of its content protection initiatives to be sure that they are secure and user-friendly for consumers," the company said in a statement. "As the company develops new initiatives, it will continue to seek new ways to meet consumers' demands for flexibility in how they listen to music, while protecting intellectual-property rights."

    Full Article: news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5960987.html

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