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The Register: Sony's CD Rootkit Infringes DVD Jon's Copyright

Nov 18, 2005, 17:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

[ Thanks to Dom for this link. ]

"Sony's rootkit-style DRM software, XCP, designed to prevent copyright infringement, looks like it's breaching the terms of a copyright agreement itself.

"In fact it contains code written by the Motion Picture Ass. of America's villain of the week for several years running, 'DVD Jon' Johansen, who was dragged through the Norwegian courts by the MPAA using a very dubious extension of US law, for circumventing the DRM on DVDs. Johansen eventually prevailed in having the spurious charges against him thrown out..."

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