September 21, 2000
Digital music initiative nearly ready
Author: JT Smith
InfoWorld has a feature on the Secure Digital Music Initiative : "But the question remains whether this time SDMI is in the spotlight to stay. SDMI is the music industry's response to the challenges posed by the digitalization of music. In the future, many, and possibly all, compact discs will be SDMI-compliant, meaning that each song will have a 'watermark' embedded in it. When songs are copied to a computer, this watermark will govern how a song may be copied and played and who has to pay for it and when."