Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 11th Nov 2005 19:39 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Bugs & Viruses Virus writers are exploiting Sony's controversial anti-piracy software to hide their malicious creations. In late October Sony was found to be using stealth techniques to hide software that stopped some of its CDs being illegally copied. Now three virus variants have been found that use the Sony software to evade detection by anti-virus programs. The rootkit is also installed on Mac OS X systems.
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Are these discs "CDs"?
by MadDwarf on Sun 13th Nov 2005 11:00 UTC
MadDwarf
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2005-07-07

To be called CDs, products must be compliant with the ISO standard. Any disk being sold as a CD, without compliance, is breaking laws. Fraud springs to mind. UK Sale of Goods Act has a section stating that the product must be "As described". The description of "CD" is not a vague 'circular, small product" but a published ISO standard.
How do these copy-protected disks comply with the ISO standard?
Are they being marketed/sold/described as CDs by the publisher?

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RE: Are these discs "CDs"?
by Johann Chua on Sun 13th Nov 2005 12:42 in reply to "Are these discs "CDs"?"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Copy-protected audio CDs don't have the CD Digital Audio logo.

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