“World’s Ugliest Dog” For the Holidays; Ironic New Twist In Sony Scandal


Sam, the “World’s Ugliest Dog”, is apparently wishing everyone a Merry Christmas a little early, presumably so our digestion can settle down before dinner—next month:

Sony: If That Wasn’t Bad Enough….[New Scientist]
Possibly the most ironic twist yet in the Sony CD music “rootkit” scandal; It now appears that Sony’s “anti-piracy” software developer “First 4 Internet” based the controversial “XCP” software at least in part on code from open-source projects without crediting the original authors, in violation of their open-source license requirements. Yes, Sony’s draconian “copy-right infringement” prevention measures are most likely based on stolen code.

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