2003 March 29

(entry last updated: 2003-03-29 09:16:52)

  • CNet reports that we can expect bulk shipments of copy-protected audio CDs this summer.

    In a research note published Friday, J.P. Morgan analyst Sterling Auty said that Arista Records, a subsidiary of BMG Music, appeared to be moving to market with CD copy-protection technology produced by SunnComm Technologies.

    “We expect volume shipments of protected CDs to ship commercially in the U.S. as early as the May-June time frame using the SunnComm solution,” Auty wrote. “This will be the first major step in the growth of the CD audio protection market.”

    Can we expect compliance with Wyden’s bill?