Thursday, November 17, 2005

InformationWeek: Bloggers Break Sony

From the article:

"It seems crystal clear that but for the citizen journalists, Sony never would have done anything about this,' says Fred von Lohmann, senior intellectual property attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a cyber liberties advocacy group that has been vocal in its condemnation of Sony and may eventually file a a lawsuit against Sony, in addition to three that have already been filed. 'It's plain to me that it was Sony's intent to brush the story under the rug and forget about it."


  1. Wired News: Real Story of the Rogue Rootkit Bruce Schneier wrote a great article on the real concern about Sony's rootkit:"The story to pay attention to here is the collusion between big media companies who try to control what we do on our computers and computer-security companies who are supposed to be protecting us." Then he documents when Symantec, McAfee and Microsoft offered some sort of "fix".

    Related, but on a tangent.... another point he makes which I think is part of a societal problem "It's a tale of extreme hubris. Sony rolled out this incredibly invasive copy-protection scheme without ever publicly discussing its details, confident that its profits were worth modifying its customers' computers." Where are the companies that realize without CUSTOMERS they cease to exist?
    (HA! You thought I was gonna get political, didn't you? :P :)


  2. Oh yeah.... YAY BLOGGERS!!!

    We CAN make a difference!


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