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11/14/2005 Archived Entry: "Sony rips off intellectual property?"

My sense of irony just blew a fuse. It seems that those stalwart defenders of "intellectual property," Sony, have been using purloined software in their notorious rootkit. To be precise, they are evidently using open-source software without complying with the terms of its LGPL license. That means they don't have a license to distribute that software, which in turn means Sony has been mass-producing hundreds of thousands of CDs in violation of copyright law. I believe this makes them the world's largest CD bootlegger.  —brad

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