SunnComm Technologies Inc. has noted that its audio CD copy protection technology MediaMax CD-3 is now compatible with Macs. The technology is already working on Windows-based PCs. MediaMax CD-3 was officially unveiled earlier this month during a presentation by Microsoft Corp. at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France.
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SunnComm has positioned MediaMax CD-3 as a copy protection scheme suitable for audio CDs. The technology prevents users from uploading and copying protected music through peer-to-peer file sharing services. SunnComm offers a system it’s coined “PLAY*MOVE*SHARE” to allow buyers of MediaMax CD-3 protected discs to use the discs themselves and to make authorized copies on their computer, as well as transport them on portable music players. SunnComm claims that MediaMax CD-3 works with all known CD and DVD players, too.
Apparently the first public showing of the MediaMax CD-3 technology is a forthcoming Sterling Entertainment release, Ike & Tina Turner’s “The Early Sessions,” expected to be released this quarter.
SunnComm CTO Eric Vandewater said that the Mac development of MediaMax CD-3 was “one of the last major pieces” to complete their audio CD protection puzzle. “The overall dependability and functionality of MediaMax CD-3 will now allow CD buyers to make authorized copies of music on their computer for their own personal use,” he added.