Sony isn't doing anything but handling their business. The problem is people don't know how to pay attention and read.
Here are the simple rules to find TY under the Sony brand:
8x DVD-R: Made in Japan and Octagonal Foam Spacer
8x DVD+R: Made in Japan and Round or Octagonal Spacer
16x DVD-R: Made in Japan and Octagonal Foam Spacer
16x DVD+R: Hasn't Been Found Yet, So We Don't Know Criteria
That's it. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that. Too many people seem to assume we're always talking about +R media when dealing with TY, which is why they get confused. They've forgotten that -R still exists and a lot of people prefer it. Pay attention! +R no longer rules the roost! You're going to have to learn that rebranded TY can be +R or -R now! Hahahahahaha!