[Dshield] Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

Kenton Smith listsks at yahoo.ca
Tue Nov 1 17:33:01 GMT 2005


No, I would guess that the CD's in question are the
one's that won't play on "any" computer. They have a
player builtin that installs on your machine so you
can listen to the CD using that player only. This is
the typical form of "copy protection" that the labels
are using.
Windows only.

Kenton

--- Brenden Walker <BKWalker at drbsystems.com> wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org 
> > [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf
> Of Fergie
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 9:54 AM
> > To: list at lists.dshield.org
> > Subject: [Dshield] Sony, Rootkits and Digital
> Rights 
> > Management Gone Too Far
> > 
> > I'd like to direct your attention to an issue that
> NEEDS to 
> > addressed, and I'm glad that SysInternals and
> F-Secure have 
> > gone public with it.
> > 
> > This is, indeed, DRM (Digital Rights Management,or
> Digital 
> > Restrictions Management, depending on how you look
> at it) 
> > gone way, way too far.
> 
> <snip>
> 
> I wonder if I'd be able to listen to the mentioned
> CD on my linux box?
> Does it play on CD players?  I checked the amazon
> site and it claims to
> be an Audio CD in the search results at least...
> 
> I don't listen to any popular music really, so
> haven't watched this
> development much.
> 
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