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November 03, 2005

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Kenzo (lastever.org / kenzodb.com)

World of Warcraft hackers exploit Sony rootkit (thanks, ChairmanTubeAmp!)

Jeff T

Thanks for the update Kenzo. It's nice to see the anit-DRM voice loud on the blog.

Bartelby

Hi,
You're a bit better off with a mac. I've had a mac since 1998 and I am unlikly ever to return to windows. I must say though that the new operating system OS X is not nearly as unlike windows and its problems as the older OS 9. I used to be able to drag and drop MP3 files into winamp and listen to my hearts content while using the computer for other things. Now I have little choice but to use itunes which basically has to run alone. Computer afficionados would be quit to tell me that "All you have to do is buy X, Y and Z and upgrade to QJK" and then 500 dollars later I can do all the stuff I was doing with my older slower iMac before. If my computer were a car I would take the bus.

Bartleby

Try the above link for one possible legal solution to this problem

bartleby

Sorry here is the link: http://www.locksley.com/cthulhu/lawsuit.htm

Kenzo (lastever.org / kenzodb.com)

The Register writes:

However, Sony's decision to offer a 'patch' that fails to remove the DRM code suggests it isn't too concerned by the howls of outrage heard this week from sophisticated PC users.

And with this level of apathy, the music giants will be emboldened to try these techniques again. And again. And again.

(Full article)

cmm

I bought a pack of "blank" Sony dvds. One did not work, I & am wondering if it installed something on my computer, and one had a hard- core (French or Italian) porno flick on it. Has this happened to anyone else? Is this legal????

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