EMI quick to distance itself from Sony over Rootkit DRM

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DamnedIfIknow used our news submit to tell us that music companies
are starting to distance themselves from Sony over the DRM rootkit saga which
now faces legal action
in the USA. The…

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Ah no, of course EMI doesn’t use rootkits. EMI does much more sinister things, such as corrupting redbook audio data to try to foil copying. At least Sony’s protection rubbish is confined to a hidden driver that’s easily avoided, leaving the user with a standard redbook CDDA disc to use.

Here in the UK we have a law the Criminal misuse act was originally for crashing companies computers by disgruntled employees but think it might work for this

I keep seeing references to Sony’s uninstall utility. Does anyone know for sure if they release one that will actually remove the rootkit (at least without reinstalling a newer version)?

It is time for consumers to begin the long overdue backlash against DRM. EMI should be the next target for not adhering to Redbook standards as should any other company utilizing this technique. Boycott their products and charge them with fraud because even though they do not display the CD logo, the intent is to sell the merchandise as a CD. If enough people start to sue and raise a fuss, perhaps some of those rights so willingly signed away by sheep can be reclaimed but the window of opportunity is small. In short: NOW.