Music companies are struggling to prevent file sharers from easily passing MP3s to one another. With this aim a somewhat new form of Audio CD security has been launched.
Warner Bros. is among the labels that are already using this system to prevent users from ripping the CD into the digital file form (MP3/WMA etc.)
The technology is all about limiting how the computer sees the disc – this means that when inserted into the computer only the packaged player (on the CD) can play the music.
The news already triggered many protests from music listeners who argue that CDs are a traditional medium and that PCs and various portable devices have become the main source of music.
Rumors have it that Sony will join the companies that have adopted this technology starting next month.