Thursday, November 17, 2005

網摘:Sony-BMG's Rootkit及End User License Agreement

不用訴諸法律,人家早在CD上動手腳進行監視了 - 即使你買了正版,亦未違法。

1, 來龍去脈:

Boing Boing:Sony anti-customer technology roundup and time-line

22:04 Update:Sony rootkit roundup, part II

4mb-log:Sony Rootkit 事件簿

CNET:DRM this, Sony!

Sony Rootkit Phones Home

Sony slated over anti-piracy CD
Sony stops making anti-piracy CDs
Sony recalls copy-protected CDs
Sony sued over copy-protected CDs

2, "感染"資料:

Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Are You Infected by Sony-BMG's Rootkit?

Gea-Suan Lin’s BLOG:
Sony Rootkit 感染人數

3, 3000字End User License Agreement內有玄機(必看!) :

Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Now the Legalese Rootkit: Sony-BMG's EULA

Boing Boing:
Sony's EULA is worse than their rootkit
Quote: "Someone tried to tell me the other week that the iTunes Music Store's days were numbered, because the music industry would shortly begin selling tracks directly to the public. Oh. Really. Does a company that makes you agree to terms like these, a company that infects your computer with malicious software, seem competent to offer a service directly to the public? The music companies are like high-strung obnoxious rock-stars -- they need a buffer, like an agent or a retailer, to sit between them and the people who pay them. If we were to have to deal with the music oligarchs directly, the experience would be so toxic that 100 percent of the world would turn into Kazaa downloaders in 30 days."


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