Is the EFF helping? Which side?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

The Register has an opinion piece today on the EFF, claiming that they’ll lose their case against Sony. They go back through the history of the EFF and it’s “successes?” or not… in the realm of attempted protection against IP overprotection.    Send article as PDF   

EFF gives up on DMCA exemption process

Monday, December 5th, 2005

There’s a story over at PC Pro, that says the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has given up on the process for obtaining exemptions from the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). They claim that the three year exemption period is meaningless. All of their requests for exemptions have been declined. Including requests to allow DVD purchasers [...]

The DMCA exemption process…

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Another entry from the “how do the good guys keep from getting their pants sued off…” files. Freedom-to-tinker has an entry on their application for a DMCA waiver. (The DMCA (among other things) makes it against the law to circumvent copy protection (or to communicate ways of circumvention)) It sounds like the exemption process is [...]

Today’s Sony DRM rootkit stories….

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Amazingly I haven’t seen any big Sony news today, but there are a couple stories out that are worth noting… First up is freedom-to-tinker with their take on the lawsuits announced yesterday and the one thing that isn’t getting much press coverage, the MediaMax DRM software. XCP is the name of the rootkit that Sony [...]

OTHER Sony DRM software has security flaws too.

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

You almost want to bury your head in the sand at this point if you’re Sony…. Freedom-to-tinker has some details. The last couple weeks the XCP copy protection that Sony uses has been the center of a Firestorm for rootkit capabilities and massive security problems. Well, it seems the OTHER Digital Rights Management (DRM) software [...]

The Continuing Stooo-ry of the Sony DRM rootkit debacle….

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Let’s see there are a couple more notes to pass along on Sony DRM rootkit news. This story could go on for some time, it’s already had legs for about a week or more and just when things started to wind down a bit, there’s a bit more. First up, the EFF has a writeup [...]

More Sony DRM news

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

It looks like a list of Sony Music titles with the recent onerous DRM “rootkit” is being gathered. The Sunbelt blog has links to several lists. The EFF has a list here, there are two others though out there, here and here. Among other things, another post mentions the stupid things Sony-BMG leadership has had [...]


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