Monday, November 14, 2005

Sony's Insideous DRM

Once more, some fool at the top of a Corporate tree has taken a decision whilst Whacked on Bolly and Charlie I suspect. It has been discovered that, bless and their latest effort at Digital Rights Management which actually installs software on Windows PC's without permission or even a EULA. Worse still, it uses technology widely used by the shadier side of the Programming fraternity to hide its existance, doesn't offer an uninstall routine, and even sends info about your system to Sony.

These people are NOT above the law, and we simply have to punish these people for thinking they can impose themselves on us in such a manner. I will be posting in more depth in the near future about this, but for now, take a peek at the list of CD's you SHOULD NOT BUY. I would suggest that you also sign the online petition, although the best way to hit them is by LEAVING them if you are a band or artist currently signed to a SONY/BMG label, or not taking their stinking cash if they offer you a deal.
**UPDATE** Microsoft moves to disable rootkit

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I Waaaant it2!

Another in my mini-series of 'I waaant it' is this Oculas, made to promote H2G2. Unfortunately, Anna can't think of anywhere to put it, so we can't buy it :-(