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Postby bronxxbomber » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:21 pm

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=925

They're alive and kicking those sony bastards. Anyone out there own a Sony CD? I'd throw them all away and back up all my documents and reformat my hard drive just to be safe I nuked all that malicious software B-) .
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Postby StlSluggers » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:03 pm

How is that not illegal? They are altering the shape/form/content of a piece of private property without consent. Could you imagine if you went to get gas and while you weren't looking, a guy walked up and installed a device that prevented you from using any gas pump at another station?

Sure, what I'm describing is a little different, but the gist is the same.

And what sucks the most is that you know they're not the only ones doing it.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:19 pm

I believe it is illegal. I guess we'll know for sure soon:

California, Italy and New York are the first to bring litigation against Sony BMG's digital rights management (DRM) software found in at least 20 music discs released by Sony. The software automatically installs after the user agrees to a end user license agreement (EULA) before the music disc can be played, and includes a rootkit that can create vulnerabilities in the user's Windows computer.

One trojan horse exploiting the security hole has reportedly been discovered.

The California suit claims that the software violates the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act, and the California Unfair Competition Law. The upcoming lawsuit in New York seeks restitution for consumers across the nation.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:34 pm

This isn't going away. I was thinking of forwarding this to Perlick29 who works at Fox News and have him get the anchors to look at it maybe. All I'm waiting for is for the Senate and Congress to get involved. I know when that happens they will outlaw all DRM and strike down a lot of the garbage the RIAA and MPAA are trying to push forward.
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Postby go_jays_go » Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:48 am

My friend, Sony will never go away. Period.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:22 am

go_jays_go wrote:My friend, Sony will never go away. Period.
That's for sure, but maybe DRM might :-b .
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Postby bigken117 » Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:04 am

boycot the PS3!!
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Postby Tavish » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:04 pm

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