[NetBehaviour] Boycott Sony

carlos katastrofsky carlos.katastrofsky at gmx.net
Fri Nov 18 14:01:00 CET 2005


quote: "Sony's rootkit style DRM software XCP, designed to prevent copyright infringement, looks like it's breaching the terms of a copyright agreement itself."
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/18/sony_copyright_infringement/

> Boycott Sony
> 
> By Dan Goodin
> 
> After weeks of criticism, Sony has finally agreed to temporarily stand 
> down on an abusive and likely illegal copy -restriction practice. Hold 
> the applause.
> 
> On Friday, the world's second-biggest record label pledged to 
> temporarily stop making CDs that leave computers vulnerable to security 
> breaches. This is a step in the right direction, but it does not go 
> nearly far enough toward correcting a serious ethical lapse. In fact, it 
> is proof positive that Sony is unworthy of our trust or our business.
> 
> A lot has been written about this issue already. But a lot more needs to 
> be said to ensure Sony gets the message: This kind of behavior can never 
> be tolerated. It may be unrealistic to think many will heed this call, 
> but someone’s got to say it: Boycott Sony. Boycott the company until it 
> comes clean and recalls all the infected CDs. Boycott it until it 
> distributes a removal program. Boycott it until it promises never to do 
> anything like this again.
> 
> more...
> http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,69559,00.html?tw=wn_8culthead
> 
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