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Sony suspends rootkit DRM

Sony BMG has said it will suspend production of audio 'CDs' that use XCP, the rootkit-style DRM developed by British company First4Internet Ltd. However the music giant refused to apologize for the software, which exposes PCs to malware and which can disable the PC's CD drive when users try to remove the software.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Nov 2005
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All your reviews belong to Amazon.com

Amazon.com has been granted three detailed patents covering purchase circles, consumer reviews, and search results in the form of products from multiple product categories.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Nov 2005

Webmasters defy litigious Smurfs

Webmasters are standing defiant against an attack of litigious little blue cartoon characters, taking the fight deep into enemy territory. Which we believe is Belgium.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Nov 2005

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