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Sony Faces Another Challenge

On the heels of claims that Sony’s DRM software is malware comes this news: an allegation that the software is "’infringing the copyright of several open source projects," according to  reknowned hacker Jon Lech Johansen. According to Reuters, Thomas Dullien from Sabre Security, concurs: "We can confirm that at least five functions in the XCP software are
identical to functions in LAME." LAME is an open source MP3 player; the 49 Sony titles force Windows consumers to use a built-in music player to listen to the CD.

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By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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