Archive for the 'Legal' Category

Even better: XCP violates the LGPL

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

This one falls in the “you’ve got to be kidding me” category. As if the undisclosed replacement of key system components, rootkit vulnerabilities introduced on infected systems, and boorish response to public criticism weren’t enough, it looks like the DRM contains stretches of code that are identical to LAME, an open-source MP3 encoder which is […]

More lawsuits

Friday, November 11th, 2005

The latest BBC article on the rootkit brouhaha indicates that there are, at last count, six class action lawsuits pending. They also quote me, for what it’s worth.

Join the EFF lawsuit

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

According to Boing Boing, the EFF is doing a plaintiff search for a lawsuit against Sony. Interested parties should meet the following criteria:

you have a Windows computer;
First 4 Internet’s “xcp” copy protection has been installed on yourcomputer from a Sony CD …
you reside in either California or New York;
you are willing to participate in litigation.

If […]

Update: California class action suit against Sony

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

CNet provides more details on the California class action suit against Sony I mentioned Tuesday. Among other eyebrow raisers, it was actually filed November 1, just one day after the original blog post that started it all. The suit “asks the court to stop Sony BMG from selling additional CDs protected by the anti-piracy software […]