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Sony-BMG Should Recall Infected CDs, Repair Damage Done

EFF Issues Open Letter on Rootkit Controversy San Francisco - Sony-BMG's damaging secret rootkit technology has potentially infected millions of computers around the world. Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking Sony-BMG to publicly commit to fixing the problems it has caused for its music fans and take steps...

Are You Infected with Sony-BMG's Rootkit?

EFF Confirms Secret Software on 19 CDs San Francisco - News that some Sony-BMG music CDs install secret rootkit software on their owners' computers has shocked and angered thousands of music fans in recent days. Among the cause for concern is Sony's refusal to publicly list which CDs contain the...

Are You Infected by Sony-BMG's Rootkit?

As we've mentioned before, Sony-BMG has been using copy-protection technology called XCP in its recent CDs. You insert your CD into your Windows PC, click "agree" in the pop up window, and the CD automatically installs software that uses rootkit techniques to cloak itself from you. Sony-BMG has...

News Website Can Keep Domain Name After Trademark Fight

AcompliaReport.com Settles Fair Use Dispute with Drug Company San Francisco - A medical news website, with the assistance of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), has settled a dispute with a French pharmaceutical giant over using the name of a trademarked medication, Acomplia. The settlement came after EFF filed suit on...

Sony-BMG rootkit DRM in a Nutshell

Molly Wood over at CNET has done a wonderful job summarizing what Sony-BMG's "rootkit" CD copy-protection is all about, and why it's such a bad thing: So, let's make this a bit more explicit. You buy a CD. You put the CD into your PC in order to enjoy...

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