[d@DCC] SONY'S CD ROOTKIT - Is clamed to infring LGPL copyright.
jlists at pc9.org
Fri Nov 18 23:27:30 EST 2005
> I have seen this claim in a few places now. Don't you think that the
> RCMP might want to talk to SONY, assuming that rootkit was distributed
> in Canada? Stauitary damages are several thousand dollars a copy are
> they not?
Sigh, I wish "consumers" (citizens) were brighter. I often wonder how
different circumstances would be if people, when encountering a product or
service that didn't sit well with them, just walked away.
A lot of people seem to think they have to put up with things they dislike.
Such as, sure, Sony has overstepped their bounds but many of the artists I
love are on their label. Or: audio CDs are overpriced, but I love these
artists. An intelligent person has to say, "to hell with the artist and to
hell with the label. I'll buy the product only if it meets my demands".
Kids and teens seem especially weak in this respect. They feel they have to
buy what is hot.
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