SonicStage™ is a software application that utilizes copyright protection
technology from Sony Corporation. SonicStage maintains the holder's copyrights
by preventing unauthorized distribution of digital audio files. SonicStage
software lets you play and record from audio CDs and import digital audio files
while maintaining copyright information.
When you record from an audio CD using SonicStage, the audio file is encoded
in ATRAC3 format onto your computer's hard drive. Downloading digital audio
files from Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) services enables the imported
data to be played on your computer, or transferred to external devices or media.
SonicStage converts your existing MP3 and WAV format audio files into
Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) Services
EMD enables you to download music files via the Internet. To use Internet
services that are compatible with SonicStage, you need:
Access to the Internet from your computer. Sign up with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP) and configure your computer for Internet access before using
An EMD service provider. Consult the provider for service information.
To protect your personal data, Sony uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an encryption
protocol for communication between your browser and Sony's World Wide Web
(WWW) server. If you are accessing the Internet from an enterprise Local Area
Network (LAN), you may not be able to use SSL due to the proxy server of the LAN.
Contact your network administrator for more information.