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  • Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

    http://www.theregister.com/2005/11/01/sony_rootkit_drm/

    Basically they are installing a "Rootkit" which will restrict how many digital copies can be made from the PC.

    A 'root kit' generally refers to the nefarious malware used by hackers to gain control of a system. A root kit has several characteristics: it finds its way onto systems uninvited; endeavors to remain undetected; and then may either intercept system library routines and reroute them to its own routines, or replace system executables with its own, or both - all with the intention of gaining system level ownership of the computer.
    What the :!$#%: is this??? I mean they want to stop piracy but this is going a bit too far IMO.

    I can see this coming back to bit them ... you know where.


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    Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

    Wow, That just dropped sony some major cool points. I salute them with my middle finger.

    If I buy the CD, I should do whatever I want to do with it. OK, so they think they have a huge problem with pirating, but this is SO not the way to go about it. Shame on you Sony.
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      ew. Good thing I have a mac

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      • #4
        Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

        woa... do they know if a hacker finds that... your computer is screwed....

        also... why do this... it won't work... people will find a way.... like adding it to adawear and spybot... lol

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        • #5
          Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

          Here is how I plan to stop piracy




          damn scallywags!
          What an idiot....

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          • #6
            Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

            Originally posted by iluvstitch
            ew. Good thing I have a mac
            ... and that I use iTunes and iPod, not Sony Connect/ATRAC3 and Network Walkman.
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              Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

              Yeah! Go iPod and Mac!
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              • #8
                Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

                YAY!

                I'm glad they realized they messed up (and very bad), I'm all for companies trying to find a way to protect there stuff, but this went WAY too far. Even Texas knew this and they are suing Sony BMG for it. (link)
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                You set the bar I could not live up to
                Tonight the light is breaking through
                So thank you very little and send me postcards from hell"
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                • #9
                  Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

                  That's bull****!!! Thank god for Ad-Aware and SpyBot!!!!
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                  • #10
                    Re: Sony's new attempt at stopping piracy

                    Originally posted by a_hyperbole
                    That's bull$hit!!! Thank god for Ad-Aware and SpyBot!!!!

                    ppppbbbtttt

                    That wouldn't have helped at all. Infact the root kit hit itself so it couldn't be uninstalled by those applications, heck, even if you uninstalled it you wouldn't have a working version of Windows.
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