Note that they're only "temporarily" suspending production. Also, that they're displaying no apparent regard at all for consumers' legal copyright. A consumer has the legal right to copy a CD until he drains his bank account for blanks, as long as he does not subsequently share them. He has the legal right to load whatever music or format into whatever device for listening he chooses.
Sony is trying to rewrite the contract, to change the way we are allowed to listen to music.
I urge people to use their voices to continue opposing all forms of content copy protection.
The MPAA/RIAA have also approached congress with a legislative template that would, if passed, effectively eliminate analog input in consumer recording devices.
Enough is enough. This "war" on piracy is becoming as ludicrous as the nuclear arms race of the 1960's and 70's. It is a collossal waste.
Clear, impassioned arguments are needed from people who understand that integrity is a two-way street. Technology is being used as an excuse to shackle legitimate consumer rights, and to furthermore extract information from those consumers that corporations have no rights to obtain.
Please take the time to write to your representatives, and to express your opposition to content copy protection schemes. It is high time that Sony and other corporations stop placing the blame for their failing business models on the consumers that pay their bills.