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The Interweb: Is Sony in Violation of the LGPL?

Nov 15, 2005, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arend Lammertink)

[ Thanks to Arend Lammertink for this link. ]

"I'm sure you've already heard about the Sony rootkit that was first revealed by Mark Russinovich of Sysinternals. After the Finnish hacker Matti Nikki (aka muzzy) found some revealing strings in one of the files (go.exe) that are part of the copy protection software, the rootkit is also suspected to be in violation of the open-source license LGPL. The strings indicate that code from the open-source project LAME was used in the copy protection software in a way that's not compatible with the LGPL license which is used by LAME..."

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