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Sony Music to Copyright-Protect German Releases

Law360 (November 10, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sony Music will introduce technology in Germany that prevents users from copying songs from a compact disk to file-sharing sites, but allows them to make copies for personal use, according to newswires.

New disks released in Germany will combine a so-called "second session" copy protection with bonus features such as downloadable songs, which Sony has dubbed "ConnecteD."

"Second session" files will only play on Sony-licensed digital music players, but a Sony official told Reuters the company is working on plug-ins to let files be played with...
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