More bad copy protection news

I blogged recently about copy protection on CD’s doing more harm than good and Mark Rusinovich has proved this again by discovering a rootkit that is installed when playing some Sony Music’s CD’s on your computer.

You can read Mark’s findings on his blog ( and doing a google search on the subject reveals how widely this news has spread. This is bad news for Sony and further reinforces my opinion that these sorts of copy protection techniques only harm honest users of music and do nothing to prevent wide-spread piracy.

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