Monday, November 14, 2005

Sony-BMG EULA! Laugh, Cry and Thrash!

Another installment on Sony DRM saga!
If you thought XCP "rootkit" copy-protection on Sony-BMG CDs was bad, perhaps you'd better read the 3,000 word (!) end-user license agreement (aka "EULA") that comes with all these CDs.
If you are unable to find it read the tasty bits EFF site.
Now the Legalese Rootkit: Sony-BMG's EULA
Yuo will see things like;
# If your house gets burgled, you have to delete all your music from your laptop when you get home. That's because the EULA says that your rights to any copies terminate as soon as you no longer possess the original CD.

# You can't keep your music on any computers at work. The EULA only gives you the right to put copies on a "personal home computer system owned by you."

# If you move out of the country, you have to delete all your music. The EULA specifically forbids "export" outside the country where you reside.

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