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Mon - Aug 27, 2007 : 06:55 pm
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Sony is at it again.
Heh....  If you know me at all, you probably know a couple of things about me (in no particular order):
  1. I love Linux and gentoo
  2. I own a 2007 Mustang GT
  3. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  4. I really loathe the idea of DRM.

Now, before I get into the details,  DRM just makes me sick.  I hate the idea of being assumed a criminal.  DRM assumes we are all criminals.

Sony has a wonderful reputation of using DRM at any and all cost to keep all of us from using their products any way other than the way they see fit.

If I buy a CD, I want to be able to play it in any media player I want.  I bought the %!%# thing, so I'll use it how I want, thank you very much.

If I buy a DVD and I want to back it up, I'll just go ahead and back that sucker right up, thank you very much.

Sony seems to have another idea.  How about making DVDs that won't play in a sony DVD player?  Yeah...  Nice.

Anyway...  Sorry for the rant.

It seems that sony has made a USB memory stick with fingerprinting technology that installs a rootkit of sorts into  your C:/windows directory.  Treading on thin ice, if ya ask me.

Here's the complete article.