BBC OpEd Piece on Sony’s “CD” Rootkit Fiasco

Bill Thompson has written a good opinion piece over at the BBC called “The Rootkit of All Evil ?” on the recent Sony DRM Fiasco.

Fortunately, it is possible to avoid buying discs like this. Philips, who defined the CD standard and then made it widely available, has been very clear that these music delivery systems do not count as Compact Discs and cannot use the CD logo.

As far back as 2002, Philips representative Klaus Petri told Financial Times Deutschland that “those are silver discs with music data that resemble CDs, but aren’t”.