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25.03.06 - EMI Repeats Sony BMG's Mistakes
Yes, its not just Sony that are retarded, seems other companies don't want to miss out on taking draconian mesaures and loosing sales
Some may remember Sony BMG's mistake of putting rootkit technology on people's computers without the users knowledge even if he or she reads or rejects the terms and conditions. Some may also remember Sony BMG encoding their albums with spyware technology regardless if the user accepted the EULA (End User License Agreement.) One may have thought that no other company would possibly repeat such an offensive mistake. One would be sorely mistaken.

There are many things going on in the world that is related to file-sharing: France passing legislation that could legalize sharing of copyrighted works, the USA and the broadcast flag re-proposal, Brazil getting national attention over piracy as a retaliation measure over the cotton dispute, Sweden's 'ThePirateBay', Australia's Kazaa court case, and Canada's debate over copyright reform; just to name a few. Now another case has been brought into national light - the EMI's proprietary software being installed onto Brazilian consumer's computers whether or not they accept the EULA.

Sony BMG is currently paying the price for encoding their excessive content control schemes onto their music albums. Even their signed artists, such as Switchfoot, publicly expressed disapproval. EMI, on the other hand, seemed to have turned a blind eye to the actions with their albums. Reports have been floating around with stories of EULA's associated with EMI's music containing misleading information. On top of that, even if the user rejects the EULA, the content is installed onto their computers anyway. This is exactly how Sony BMG's SunnComm technology was forcefully being installed onto people's computers.

The EMI EULA in the latest CD's (including "Infinito Particular" and "Universo ao Meu Redor") claimed that a full copy of the EULA was available at Reportedly, this is simply untrue. The EULA was also encoded into a flash file making it impossible for users to simply copy and paste the terms and conditions onto alternative document software like OpenOffice or Microsoft Word.

The good news is that the EULA states that it will install software onto userís computers if they accept the terms and conditions. The bad news is, if a user rejects the EULA, the software is installed anyway and music will begin to play.

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Section: [P2P] Source URL: [Slyck News] Comments: [Post Comment] Author: spudthedestroyer on Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:03 pm
Title: figures

maybe we should storm the recording industries offices with big crates of bananas to distract them (as they are obviously monkeys) while we run in and generally piss all them Laughing
Author: [maxpayne2409] on Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:14 pm

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