Alongside a US rollout of content-enhanced and copy-protected CDs, Sony BMG Music Entertainment is testing technology solutions that bar consumers from making additional copies of burned CD-R discs, CNET reports....

Alongside a US rollout of content-enhanced and copy-protected CDs, Sony BMG Music Entertainment is testing technology solutions that bar consumers from making additional copies of burned CD-R discs, CNET reports.

Since March, the company has released at least 1 million discs featuring 10 commercial titles. Each discs has technology that allows consumers to make limited copies of protected discs, but blocks users from making copies of the copies. The concept is known as ‘sterile burning’. And in the eyes of Sony BMG executives, the initiative is central to the industry’s efforts to curb casual CD burning.

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