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Fair Use Goes to Washington

This Wednesday, at 10AM EST, the href="http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/subcommittees/Commerce_Trade_and_Consumer_Protection.htm">House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will hear from witnesses discussing href="http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/Hearings/11162005hearing1716/hearing.htm">"Fair Use: Its Effect on Consumers and Industry." It should make for a fine contrast to the arguments made so forcefully by the MPAA and RIAA earlier this month...

Sony-BMG Spyware: SunnComm Stories

EFF has been collecting stories from EFF members and supporters who have purchased Sony-BMG CDs that contained the "rootkit" copy protection software. Thanks to all who have responded, and keep the stories coming! EFF is also collecting stories from EFF members and supporters who have purchased Sony-BMG CDs that contained...

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...

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...

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