Yes its true, RIAA supports Rootkits

By Derek Sooman on November 21, 2005, 7:06 PM
As we have been discussing, the RIAA have claimed support for Rootkits, maintaining that they are useful tools in the protection of intellectual property. The company claims that what Sony recently did with the BMG situation was justified, even if the software Sony pushed out had security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malware. RIAA president Cary Sherman said that companies do this sort of thing all the time, and that Sony had handled the situation well.

"Seems very responsible to me. How many times that software applications created the same problem? Lots. I wonder whether they've taken as aggressive steps as Sony BMG has when those vulnerabilities were discovered, or did they just post a patch on the Internet?" Sherman said.

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johnsonlam said:
RIAA become the enemy of the global consumer rights. They "gone too far" and invade the normal consumer's right. It's intolerable.Maybe RIAA want the people to start a protest against them."Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely" -Lord Acton
Phantasm66 said:
Maybe eventually someone will be able to sue the RIAA.
DragonMaster said:
The problem was downloads am I right? It's sure that someone will be able to rip the CD and share it on the Internet, so it's the same as before! It's just harder to do direct copy but it's not the biggest problem. If you look in the contents of a BMG copy-protected disk, the MP3s are already there. They are sooo intelligent!If RIAA continues like this, we will not be even able to listen to the music on the discs anymore! They give us some reasons to download the music: the crap doesn't come with it.
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