[linux-audio-user] [OT] Audio CDs/DRM/Windows rootkit. What's next?
fsmith at walescomputers.co.uk
Sat Nov 5 14:59:15 EST 2005
"It's probably enough that we continue to forge ahead with building
a positive alternative while we watch the corporate music business screw
itself into the ground. ;) "
Just about says it all!!
Dont worry about the million M$ users in the world, think about
the 5 1/2 billion who are waiting to get computers!!
tim hall wrote:
> On Friday 04 November 2005 15:12, Mark Knecht was like:
>>On 11/4/05, Burkhard Woelfel <versuchsanstalt at gmx.de> wrote:
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>>>On Thursday 03 November 2005 15:04, Wolfgang Woehl wrote:
>>>>studio-64 <fsmith at walescomputers.co.uk>:
>>>>>Try this for an update:
>>>>>PS this really is the war Zone, they get this through and we all
>>>>Come on, FonyBMG and all the other biggies are idiot thieves on a
>>>>desperate rampage. In the past decade music industry has panicked out
>>>>of every single smart thing. They managed to screw their own A&R for
>>>>good. It's fun actually to watch them and their crap go down. A badly
>>>>written rootkit from Sony? I'm laughing essential parts of my body off
>>>Spiegel.De reporting about "the PR debacle" (in german)
>>>- - Burkhard
>>I have not yet found any non-Linux English report on this that points
>>out it's really Microsoft's lack of system security that would let a
>>CDROM install system files that cause the problem, right?
> There is that. ;)
> Sony's DRM rootkit also appears to violate the Computer Misuse Act in the UK
> and may have legal problems in other parts of Europe. Plus, I'm fascinated to
> read the idea that Sony appear to have used parts of LAME code in their
> product, does that count as shooting yourself in the foot? Oh, and of course
> it doesn't work on Linux or Macs anyway. Boycotting Sony is probably
> worthwhile, although that probably won't mean a great deal for most people on
> this list. It's probably enough that we continue to forge ahead with building
> a positive alternative while we watch the corporate music business screw
> itself into the ground. ;)
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