I’ve started following these recent stories about Digital Rights Management approaches to music. I don’t buy a lot of CDs – rather buy books instead – but I always check the back for DRM because it can screw up listening to the CD on the iBook. Now I’ll really check closely in case I end up installing a software on the PC that opens the door to remote access by others by simply trying to play the CD.
Mark’s Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far (Technical discussion of what Sony’s approach does on your Windows PC)
The Big Picture: DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts – Opinion on DRM being used not to prevent music piracy but rather to prevent it playing on a competitors product (e.g. iPod).