Post Tagged with: "sony"

Sony Recommends DRM Circumvention

Ars Technica points out that Sony, the last DRM holdout, is now advising users how to circumvent its own DRM.

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January 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

The Rick Rubin Article

Many people have pointed to the NY Times article on Rick Rubin on the weekend – it is well worth a read, particularly the comments on the effect of the Sony rootkit debacle on established artists like Neil Diamond.

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September 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

French Court Rules Against Sony Music Service

A French court has ruled against Sony in a dispute over its online music service (coverage here and here(paywall) ).  In a case launched by a French consumer group, the court ruled that Sony did not sufficiently disclose to consumers that downloaded songs could only be played in a Sony […]

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January 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

The Sony Rootkit Effect

While the blogosphere is understandably focused on the revelation that the RIAA now says that "creating a back-up copy of a music CD is not a non-infringing use" (after telling the U.S. Supreme Court in the Grokster hearing that "it's perfectly lawful to take a CD that you've purchased, upload it onto your computer, put it onto your iPod."), I think two other stories out today merit attention. 

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February 15, 2006 1 comment News

The Lasting Impact of Sony’s Rootkit

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version, update: the BBC features an internationalized version) examines the controversy surrounding the Sony rootkit and its use of digital rights management. While in the short-term one of the world's best-known brands has suffered enormous damage, the longer-term implications are […]

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November 20, 2005 3 comments Columns