cd Sony and Phillips have announced new recording systems that will allow users to copy 30 hours of .mp3 music onto a single blank CD, or 100 hours of .mp3 music onto a blank DVD,  according the the New Scientist. The recording industry has responded with the expected condemnation and wringing of hands, since they still don’t understand that (as NARAS executive John Snyder explained so well in Salon ), the industry, and not new technology, is the cause of their financial woes.

What’s interesting is that Sony’s technology arm does understand this, and has no patience with sister Sony Music and their ilk: The New Scientist reports: “Mike Tsurumi, a president of Sony Consumer Electronics in Berlin, insists that the move makes sense. ‘The music companies need to change their business model,’ he says.”

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