Boing Boing: Pre-history of the Sony rootkit and Sony rootkit author asked for free code to lock up music. Two posts in which Boing Boing’s readers do some spelunking through Google News and other online sources for evidence of First4Internet’s inclusion of open source code in their XCP rootkit. Good reading, especially the quote from First4Internet programmer Lee Griffiths:
Does someone have some simple C++ code which can write Microsofts DRM v1 properties that the user whishes to set (i.e. 3plays 4 copies etc) over the unprotected file to make it protected. There may be some cash on offer here if its easy to use!