Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Remember that Sony "rootkit" thing? It just gets better.

So ... it's not bad enough that Sony BMG surreptitiously sneaks some DRM (digital rights management) software onto your Windows system that makes it eminently hackable, oh no. Apparently, some of that software is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (or LGPL)

For you civilians out there, this means that, legally, because the Sony code contains at least some code that is licensed under the LGPL, they have a legal obligation to release the source code to their DRM software to everyone who asks. Which they haven't. Which is illegal.

Jesus, it's like Sony is trying to see how many laws they can break.

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