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Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far.

I was loading this page while putting a CD into my traditional, real stereo. I did think that maybe I should use the shiny box, but, well, I think I'll stick to something that can't be reprogrammed without my knowledge thanks. [livejournal.com profile] theweaselking once again provides the link, dial up peeps may wish to not be loading anything else, impressive number of screenshots.

Date: 2005-11-02 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulatpingu.livejournal.com
It really pisses me off, TBH. The only good thing is that it backs up my completely hatred and avoidance of anything DRM-related.

Thing is, big companies think it's acceptable to covertly install some pretty serious stuff on it's users computers, but when a user takes a little action back to cover ther ass, they get put in prison.(About half way down, under the heading conflicting advice.)

The only hope is that people get so fed up with all the restrictions on what they can and cannot do, that they rebel against the stupidity of DRM and look elsewhere. Thankfully it's not to difficult to avoid, but when you have to download something illegally just because you refuse to agree to companies demands on you, things are going a bit too far.

Date: 2005-11-03 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_mindrape_/
I was reading about that and was quite frankly appalled considering they are trying to promote the 'legal' downloading of music as opposed to copyright infringing P2P.

It is just taking the piss to put it bluntly. :(

Date: 2005-11-04 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulatpingu.livejournal.com
Heh, Sony are getting really slated over this.

The BBC article.

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