11/19/2005

Sony offers new CDs, MP3s for recalled discs

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:19 am

Sony BMG Music Entertainment released details Friday on 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.

Source: News.com

 

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