Slashdot: DVD Jon’s code in Sony’s Rootkit? This just keeps getting better. The previous stories that portions of the LGPL’d LAME code appeared in the XCP software from First4Internet, which Sony BMG has been forced to publicly disown and apologize for, appear to be the tip of the iceberg. There is new evidence (via Muzzy and Sebastian Porst) that the XCP software appears to include portions of LAME, mpglib, and VLC’s drms.c. The latter project is code written by DVD Jon Johansen (of DeCSS fame) designed to circumvent Apple’s DRM.
At this point, I think some folks might want to start saving some of their class action lawsuit energy and start directing it at First4Internet.