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I don't really understand the comment about Microsoft having "sold out its users"? Regardless of you politics on the matter, the fact remains that content owners have, under US and International law, the right to control the distribution of intellectual property which they own. You might not like it but that is the way it is. What Sony did was wrong. Way wrong. They secretly compromised user’s computers. Why they did it, however, is another matter.

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Spotify Connect was designed into many consumer electronic products over the years and with Spotify removing this feature, many products will no longer be able to stream Spotify unless the manufacturer updated their devices.

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Sony's DRM Rootkit: The Real Story - Schneier on Security

I'm reminded of the old saying, "The Net interprets censorship as damage, and routes around it." In this case, Sony's attempt to "control the situation" ran afoul of the larger system comprising the Internet -- and that larger system reacted almost as an organism, progressively invoking more and more defense strategies in response.

Sony's DRM Rootkit: The Real Story

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Audio Links - HIGH-END AUDIO and Arthur Salvatore

I worked doing tech support for a pc/printer company. Every once in a while we would get a call where the printer would stop talking to the pc and it would generate the same series of error messages. I found myself at a pawn shop several months later (helping a friend find tools stolen out of his garage) and bought a pc that just came in. What do you know....same error messages when I installed the driver! Some friends and I poked around on it for weeks and found a cloaked program hidden deep in the system. It logged several things like keystrokes, modem use, and files accessed on the system. It also tried to call an IP that seemed to exist sometimes and then disappear. Anyhow, we found that the virtual port that the printer driver created would get corrupted and lose connection with printer. We brought this up to some of the staff on campus. At first they were enthusiastic....and then not. I was fired a little over a week later for time clock manipulation. I guess being on time is manipulation. I still don't know what I found. For the last four years the IP still appears and then disappears in the Baltimore and Virginia areas....weird!!!

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DRM is not a matter of putting one's own business interests before those of one’s customers, it is a matter of balancing the interests of all parties involved in the creation, production, distribution and consumption of intellectual property.


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