There's nothing funny about this kind of DRM. Nothing.emotion said:The funny thing about this kind of DRM
Yeah, sure... tell that to the people who can't burn CDs at all because this thing REALLY screwed up the system.Sony FAQ said:6. I have heard that the protection software is really malware/spyware. Could this be true?
Of course not. The protection software simply acts to prevent unlimited copying and ripping from discs featuring this protection solution. It is otherwise inactive. The software does not collect any personal information nor is it designed to be intrusive to your computer system. Also, the protection components are never installed without the consumer first accepting the End User License Agreement.
This kind of DRM is criminal and Sony should be boycotted.emotion said:Oh I hope the Windows 'community' get as riled at this as I would do if it affected macs.
MongoTheGeek said:El Reg is reporting that Sony's RootKit doesn't just hide itself it hides other apps. Some WoW cheat programs can hide behind it. Imagine Blizzard joining the fray...
Oops sorry you can't connect to the server because you are running cheat program...
And Blizzard can see if it is installed (put in their own thing $sys$ whatever and see if its there.) They may not be able to find the cheating software but they can see that they couldn't see it if it were there. Which might be sufficient cause.AoWolf said:Yeah and they were saying all you had to do was give the file a $sys$ in the name and the warden (blizz's anti cheating software) can't see it. This has blown up very fast in sonys face as it should.
I think only Aussies (maybe Kiwis) will get your humour.Chundles said:I'm guessing this "rootkit" is just some kit from Sony that roots your computer when you install
No it won't, at best the WoW subscriber can just say "Huh? I bought a Britney Shears CD yesterday!"MongoTheGeek said:And Blizzard can see if it is installed (put in their own thing $sys$ whatever and see if its there.) They may not be able to find the cheating software but they can see that they couldn't see it if it were there. Which might be sufficient cause.
Of course it will promote piracy...johnnyjibbs said:I don't agree with this and think that it just promotes piracy. The music companies just don't get it (Hollywood is getting the same way) and the more they make out the innocent consumer of music to be guilty the more they will be hated and the more inclined people will be to turn to piracy.
I haven't come across one of the CDs (actually I probably wouldn't know, because the only computer it enters is my Mac) but it has virus and malware written all over it. I think it's totally unacceptable.