Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2005 19:15 UTC, submitted by segedunum
Privacy, Security, Encryption It appears that Sony has been putting nasty payloads onto its copy-protected CDs in the form of a rootkit. "Not only had Sony put software on my system that uses techniques commonly used by malware to mask its presence, the software is poorly written and provides no means for uninstall. Worse, most users that stumble across the cloaked files with a RKR scan will cripple their computer if they attempt the obvious step of deleting the cloaked files. This is a clear case of Sony taking DRM too far."
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RE[2]: that's an easy one ...
by chemical_scum on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE: that's an easy one ..."
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I don't see Sony forcing the human race to buy their CD's. People choose to.

I don't. I do buy CD's but I only buy from non RIAA labels. That's my choice - good job I like indie music ;)

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RE[3]: that's an easy one ...
by on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 16:40 in reply to "RE[2]: that's an easy one ..."
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This is good (and yes I like Indie as well). The problem is that people have trouble saying no to their impulses, and even more so they think that piracy will somehow solve the problem. It doesn't. Let's ask ourselves this; would we even be having this discussion if people had been educated consumers right from the start, and voted with their currency as to what they approved of, and withheld from what they didn't? What about all the other complaints raised? Are we really that apathetic to what's happenning around us? If so, then do we really have any room to complain about the system we're suffering under now? Absentee landlords with our government, and absentee consumers with our companies. Reap what yea sow.

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