Archive for the 'XCP' Category

Buyer beware: XCP titles still on store shelves

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Chicago Tribune: Copy-protected Sony CDs still in stores despite recall. I was afraid this would happen, and said as much during my radio interview last week. It’s one thing to make a statement that you’re doing a recall, quite another to actually put the effort into ensuring that the channel gets the discs returned. Net: […]

XCP vs. MediaMax: DRM shoot-out

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Brilliant: a chart that compares the “features” (don’t call them bugs!) of the two DRM schemes used by Sony BMG, XCP (aka the rootkit DRM) and MediaMax. Not what I’d call a neutral view, but certainly the description “inadvertently(?) grossly insecure” sums up what we’ve seen from both these schemes.