November 15th, 2005, 08:01 PM
Sony...you very bad! bad! Bad! BAD!
OOOOOHHH...and the story undfolds even more....BhaaaaaaHaaaaaaa
Deaths Hand writes "According to this Dutch article the Sony DRM software (or rootkit, if you may prefer) contains code from the LAME MP3 encoder project, which is licensed under the LGPL. However, the source code has not also been distrbuted, hence breaching the license. Here is an english translation of the page." So apparently Sony violates your privacy to create a backdoor onto your machine using code that violates an Open Source license
. This story just keeps getting stranger.
Slashdot | Sony Rootkit Allegedly Contains LGPL Software
November 15th, 2005, 08:46 PM
Just wait till someone reveals all of the sweat shop children employed to mass produce the labels for all of Sony's cds that come with the rootkit, then things will start to get interesting.
\"He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.\"
November 15th, 2005, 09:00 PM
sony is seriously is playing from both sides of the deck
officially they support linux (w/ IBM) but then they install spyware on their music CD's (Slashdot) and now this...
UNIX IS user friendly, it\'s just very choosy about who it calls a friend.
November 15th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Some more updated information, plus lawsuits against Sony - I can feel various' State Attorney General's starting to go through their suing rituals:
Like the article states, and now I will twist, "Pile it on - Sony's Lawsuits and Trojan Variants!"
I can't believe what Sony triped out made it past their lawyers - naughty.
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November 19th, 2005, 11:44 PM
This seems to be old hat for Sony.....
What few people realize is that Sony uses another copy protection program,Sunncomm
MediaMax, on other discs in their catalog, and that this system presumably is not included in the moratorium. Though MediaMax doesn’t resort to concealing itself with a rootkit, it does behave in several ways that are characteristic of spyware.
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November 20th, 2005, 04:11 AM
I'm starting to think that maybe soon it's gonna be Bye Bye Sony
i'm sure as time goes on there are going to be other discovery's of not just Sony using this type of program, and that some heads are gonna start rollin because of all this Bad Publivity that's gonna be coming there way..
Would love to be a fly on the wall when Sony's C.E.O get's fired
November 20th, 2005, 04:23 AM
After all the popularity of Apple Ipods, I'm sure Sony is scrambling for every advantage they can get, by hook or by crook. I hope that they get sued over this!
If you can\'t be good, be good at it.
November 20th, 2005, 06:20 AM
November 20th, 2005, 01:23 PM
What happens if a big asteroid hits the Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry
November 20th, 2005, 11:56 PM
Time to hand in your bad CD's kids!
Is this happening in US as well?