Nov 10, 2005

More on Sony-BMG and their sneaky DRM Ploy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a list of CD's from Sony that carry the self-installing rootkit that has created problems for those who purchase and rip music from Sony and many of their label subsidiaries.

From EFF's list:

Trey Anastasio, Shine (Columbia)
Celine Dion, On ne Change Pas (Epic)
Neil Diamond, 12 Songs (Columbia)
Our Lady Peace, Healthy in Paranoid Times (Columbia)
Chris Botti, To Love Again (Columbia)
Van Zant, Get Right with the Man (Columbia)
Switchfoot, Nothing is Sound (Columbia)
The Coral, The Invisible Invasion (Columbia)
Acceptance, Phantoms (Columbia)
Susie Suh, Susie Suh (Epic)
Amerie, Touch (Columbia)
Life of Agony, Broken Valley (Epic)
Horace Silver Quintet, Silver's Blue (Epic Legacy)
Gerry Mulligan, Jeru (Columbia Legacy)
Dexter Gordon, Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia Legacy)
The Bad Plus, Suspicious Activity (Columbia)
The Dead 60s, The Dead 60s (Epic)
Dion, The Essential Dion (Columbia Legacy)
Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten (Epic)

Another disturbing development in this mess is the discovery of a version of Breplibot Trojan that uses the cloaking properties of the Sony Rootkit to evade detection in the users system.

1 comment:

nick said...

I actually bought the Coral CD a couple months ago. I was just about to unwrap it when I saw the blurb about being copy-protected. I was really excited to hear it, but returned it to the store on principal (the clerk didn't get it). Boy, am I glad I did!

Incidentally, I bought Gogol Bordello instead.