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New disc--is it the end of the music CD?
By Gwendolyn Mariano
Special to ZDNet News
August 6, 2001 4:57 PM PT
InterTrust Technologies, a maker of digital rights management software, said Monday it has partnered with start-up DataPlay to provide secure digital media in a move to thwart music piracy by replacing the compact disc.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based InterTrust said it will place DRM formats on DataPlay-enabled devices, including blank and prerecorded discs. Such DataPlay discs can hold 11 hours of compressed music, or seven to 10 albums.
Both companies are betting that DataPlay's discs are eventually going to replace the compact disc, which has been considered to be the source of music piracy on the Web.