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US Considering Ban On DRM Rootkits (Finally!)

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Once again, via Digg:

The U.S. is considering introducing legislation to ban DRM rootkits on consumer products. Apparently, Sony BMG even received some rather stern warnings from the Department of Homeland Security (it almost makes me feel friendlier to that agency) after their rootkit debacle.

This legislation cannot come too soon. Fox is already distributing a rootkit on their German DVD release of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Consumer need protection like this, and I hope that this legislation would lead a government based backlash against DRM in general.

Read the original article here.


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