"According to Computer Associates, the Sony software makes itself a default media player on a computer after it is installed. The software then reports back the user's Internet address and identifies which CDs are played on that computer. Intentionally or not, the software also seems to damage a computer's ability to "rip" clean copies of MP3s from non-copy protected CDs, the security company said. "It will effectively insert pseudo-random noise into a file so that it becomes less listenable," said Sam Curry, a Computer Associates vice president. "What's disturbing about this is the lack of notice, the lack of consent, and the lack of an easy removal tool."
No more Sony products for me, if I can at all help it. Fuckers.
My clients often ask my why I don't support Sony and their products. Well, I can add this to the list. I will also make sure I don't purchase any music CD's or DVD's that have Sony involved. Shame they have so much power...
Unfortunately, I have seen Sony's legal and marketing departments wreak havoc on personal rights before. One of their mainstay technologies (Trinitron) was developed by 3 (American) individuals while they were working for a company that was later purchased by Sony. They had a written agreement with their original employer that granted them full rights to all products developed on their own time with their own resources (which it was), yet Sony's legal might destroyed this agreement in less than 6 months in Federal court and has contributed more than 30 billion dollars in total sales to the companies bottom line since 1979.
I doubt a little spyware even got a surprised look by their board when it was suggested . . .
Our friend Bill hasn't logged in since mid summer 2019. He's currently not accepting/can't accept PM's. The forum has apparently lost a good guy. :frown:crying
@MrPickwick, let us know if everything is OK.
The Penguin Road Trip.. ..
A penguin is on a road-trip, driving across the USA. Somewhere in Arizona he notices that the car's oil-pressure light is on.
He gets out looking and sees oil dripping out of the motor, so drives slowly and carefully to the nearest town and stops at the first...
I have noticed lately the amount of names that people give to there bikes, as most of us it's always 'SHE was awesome today', 'I took HER round this corner today low and fast, and SHE stuck to the road like glue'.
So in that I have to fess up that I do say (telepathically of course) 'Come on...
For those that dont know how this works...
Name a word or group of words that come to mind when reading the previous post
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