Post Tagged with: "drm"

Competing Visions of Tech Law in Canada

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) continues its focus on the current election campaign, arguing that the political parties should present their vision for the future of the Internet in Canada. While it is tempting to introduce a long list of policy questions (as CIPPIC […]

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December 12, 2005 1 comment Columns

Sony’s Misleading “Apology”

Facing an onslaught of bad press, Sony today announced that it is suspending its use of the DRM technology that was quickly used by virus writers to infect personal computers.  The Sony announcement is being described as an "apology" but the company isn't particularly apologetic.  In fact, it prefaces its […]

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November 11, 2005 3 comments News

The Canadian Connection to the Sony Rootkit

The fallout from Sony's digital rights management usage continues.  A class action lawsuit has been launched in California, police authorities have been asked to investigate in Italy, and the issue is attracting enormous attention.  EFF has revealed that there is a Canadian connection as well.  At least two CDs using […]

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November 10, 2005 7 comments News

Sony, DRM and Canadian Law

Sony's use of digital rights management for some of its CDs (apparently about 20 titles with more to come) has generated a lot of interest over the past couple of days.  The issue stems from the installation of a program on the users' computers that is tough to find, difficult […]

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November 2, 2005 7 comments News

A Revealing DRM Story

Barry Ritholtz posts a revealing story on his experience this weekend trying to purchase a copy-controlled CD.  As Ritholtz notes, it is difficult to decide which part of the story is stranger – the fact that the band doesn't want its work copy-controlled and did not provide permission for the […]

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October 31, 2005 4 comments News