Homeland Security slaps Sony upside the head

At an intellectual property conference

Stewart Baker, the assistant secretary for policy in the Department of Homeland Security <said> with a comment aimed squarely at Sony: "It’s very important to remember that it’s your intellectual property — it’s not your computer. And in the pursuit of protection of intellectual property, it’s important not to defeat or undermine the security measures that people need to adopt in these days."

RIAA and the rest of the greedheads in the music business must be dumbfounded by that comment, especially coming from Homeland Security. No Sony, you do not have the right to install nasty spyware on my PC because you’re afraid I might copy one of your CDs. But hey,  I do have a solution. Boycott Sony. I’ll be making it a point to not buy ANYTHING by Sony for quite some time to come.

And ain’t this the kicker…

Scotch Tape stymies Sony copy protection

With a small bit of tape on the outer edge of the CD, the PC then treats the disc as an ordinary single-session music CD and the commonly used music ‘rip’ programs continue to work as usual.

EFF, Texas Attorney General sue Sony 

May their greed cost them billions in sales and stop other record companies from attempting the same crap.

Tag: Boycott Sony  Sony rootkit

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