Sony DRM spyware author

As the world now knows, Britain's First 4 Internet Ltd plagiarised code from L.A.M.E. and Jon Lech Johansen for use in DRM spyware it then sold it to Sony BMG, which is now taking a huge hammering for secretly planting it on its CDs.

"Yesterday, I posted some old mailing list and newsgroup messages from First4Internet programmers where they were seeking advice on breaking peoples' computers," says Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing, going on, "Now, Baz and Alexander have found this old newsgroup post from a First4Internet programmer offering cash if someone will do his homework for him." - the original daily p2p and digital media news site

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 28th November 2005 8:45PM