In the firm’s latest reversal, Sony has abandoned anti-copying technology on CD’s. The corporate claim is that the anti-piracy message has been communicated, and such measures are not really necessary. Now – consider also that Sony recently announced that it will allow the playback of native MP3 in its digital music players, and a somewhat different message is communicated: Sony figures they can make more money selling music and hardware that allows consumers the freedom to do with their media as they please. Too bad it…took Sony however many years to come to this realization – personally I’m looking forward to seeing some viable iPod competitors at long last.
Yahoo! News: Sony abandons anti-copying technology.