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Boycott Sony at SxSW, with your help

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Hi folks–an unusual request here. I put my name in the hat over at TechCrunch for a free pass to the South by Southwest Interactive Conference (SXSWi) in March and was selected as one of the finalists, largely on the strength of this blog. Michael Arrington, the author of TechCrunch, is going to give […]

Cool: #4 with a bullet

Monday, November 21st, 2005

The Sony Boycott Blog is currently # 4 on Blogdex. Thanks to all of you who have linked to us to get the word out.
If you haven’t already linked us from your blog, please do so now, either with a text link or one of the handy buttons that our readers have created.

Sony BMG DRM to come to Europe

Friday, November 11th, 2005

So far Sony’s XCP DRM has not been in the European market; according to German news site DW World, that’s about to change. Learning nothing from their current brouhaha, Sony BMG says they will introduce the software next year because “the company wants to ‘regulate copying for personal use and at the sametime, allow the […]

Gettin’ specific: CDs to boycott

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

This is the Sony Boycott blog, but so far I haven’t talked a lot about the specifics of boycotting. I linked to an existing petition on the first day the blog started, which now has a thousand more signatures than it did four days ago. But getting down to brass tacks, how is one to […]

Italy, Computer Associates: if it looks like spyware, it’s spyware

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

If possible, this Sony rootkit case is generating even more interest abroad than it is here. I got a passel of Swedish readers from yesterday’s link on the Swedish IDG site, and last night/this morning Damian from the UK and Giorgio from Italy pointed separately to information about a criminal investigation against Sony in Italy.
The […]

Welcome, Swedish readers

Monday, November 7th, 2005

It looks like IDG’s Swedish site has picked up as a link in their most recent story on the brouhaha. Unfortunately, my Swedish is a little rusty. Would anyone mind translating what they said about this blog?