Sony CD copy-protection rootkit revolt

This is latest furor over copy protection (also known as TPM's or Technological Protection Measures). More evidence to support my assertion that TPM's are fundamentally evil. The CD puts code on computers they are played on that are hidden, hard to detect, and hard to remove. It reminds many of malware such as adware and spyware, and uses the same approach as some viruses.

Take a look at the various links below for more details, including criticism, and Sony's attempts to mollify the concerns.

Read a CNet article describing the issue

Read Michael Geist's criticism

Read a Techdirt criticism

Read a Techdirt post on Sony's response

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