Sony DRM is worse than you might think

Posted by tuxchick on Nov 3, 2005 12:38 PM EDT
The Inquirer; By Charlie Demerjian
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If you look at the Sony rootkit, it does several things. It strips you of your rights, it potentially causes your computer harm, it breaks your computer if you remove it, and eats your CPU time. All of these things are bad, no question there. It also does the end user no good in any way, shape or form, not even by the most demented stretch of the imagination. It only hurts those who spent money to buy it.

It does Sony no good either because the files are rippable on a whim by anything more intelligent than a half-drunk monkey. So, you have software that does you flat out harm, and no good for the producer. What isn't malware about this, and how can Sony claim this?

[Ed.- Boycott time. It won't happen, but at least they don't get my money.]

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