Sony rootkit, lawyers, cows and algebra

Yahoo! News ran an article last Friday that talks about the Sony rootkit. (This must be one of the most written about tech stories in a long time.) The article quotes an analyst as saying:

The biggest mistake the labels are making is, they're letting their lawyers make technical decisions. Lawyers don't have any better understanding of technology than a cow does algebra

I'd like to think a few of us understand technology better than that. Of course it must be the lawyer's fault - can't have anything to do with propping up old business models, or ignoring customer wishes or market forces.

Read the Yahoo! News article

David CantonDRM, music