The Sony DRM scandal is still rolling
Here is a short summery:
- Sony puts software for digital rights management on their CDs.
- It's found out that the software uses root kit technology witch is a normally only used by hackers and virus writers for hiding software on a computer.
- Sony doesn’t respond to any of the complains.
- It's found out that the software "calls" back to Sony, telling them what CD's that are played on the computer and if any illegal music is played.
- Finally after several months Sony Calls back all CDs with DRM software on them.
- As a reaction to the whole story the neo indie country rockers from My Morning Jacket are giving away burned copies of their latest album Z to everybody who emails them to complain about the DRM on their album.