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Sony's Copyright Protection Root Kit violates DVD Jon's Copyright

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Sony's Copyright Protection program, XCP, contains code written by DVD Jon and submitted to LGPL which is to protect chunks of code not finished programs.

"Sebastian Porst discovered code from the LAME project, mpglib and VideoLAN in the XCP copy restriction, which has caused Sony so much grief. Jon Johansen is a contributor to the VideoLAN project."

Source: The Register
 

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lawsuit time. sony can't win.
 
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XooM said:
lawsuit time. sony can't win.
i do believe they're already being taken to court in several class-action law-suits, even before these news.
can't say i'm surprised though, after they put a goddamned rootkit on your computer anything is possible. including stealing other people's code.
i just hope to god that someone hangs them bastards out to dry and teaches them the lesson they deserve.
 
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Anyone ever seen the movie Antitrust? ;)
 

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Yes, it is very applicable in this case... Big corp stealing code from small programmers... :D
 
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haha.. burn sony, burn.... forever... :laugh:

Set the example for all those companys wanting to enforce DRM....:nutkick:
 
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you can't copy windows disks/installations? *glances at school's volume license and copious install mediums*
 
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you can't copy windows disks/installations? *glances at school's volume license and copious install mediums*
*glances at my cd case*

doodeedooo... those guys are really out of the know eh? :roll: