Sony Seeks a Balance for CD Copy Controls

The recent controversy over a copy-protection system employed on music CDs from Sony BMG Music Entertainment proved to Sony Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer the need to carefully balance the needs of customers and the rights of artists, he said this week.

"Clearly the perception out there is that we shouldn't be doing too much of that copy protection stuff," said Stringer, who was speaking at a news conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show here.

He was referring to a controversy that erupted late last year after a Windows operating system expert discovered Sony BMG's XCP copy protection system installed itself on user's computers using "rootkit" cloaking techniques, making it difficult to detect and remove. - Sony Seeks a Balance for CD Copy Controls

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 7th January 2006 9:22PM