Talk:Sony's DRM protected CDs install Windows rootkits

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Copy-protected discs are technically and legally not 'CD's. Barefootguru 18:22, 1 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Well, yeah you're right. But what are we supposed to call them? --Deprifry|+T+ 18:44, 1 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Hmmm… I don't have a good answer. Maybe it could have have been done as a paragraph explaining that? Barefootguru 23:28, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Good idea, we should not call them CDs if they are not CDs, I suggest we call them simply "copy-protected discs" or CPD. - 11:14, 3 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I'm pretty sure that David Gray's new album has it also. I was popping in a copy to listen to at work and the computer spat it right back out saying that I had insufficient privileges to 'update' the sony software. It's released by Sony, and it *does* contain a software player, but the fact that it ejects if I don't override the auto-run is sketchy at best. I'm not positive of the exact error message because I loaned it to a co-worker. --CGW 18:50, 1 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Can a list of artists that have CDs with this crap on them be added to the page? (I don't even have windows, so I wouldn't even be able to look). Perhaps someone could post the data session from such a CDROM, such that one could at least know how to recognize such a CD in a safe computer (i.e. linux).

Wikipedia has a similar list, w:Category:Copy_control_albums, but this kind of complete list is better left for external sites. — Barefootguru 23:40, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

They are "CD's" in the sense of their standard and such, however they break Audio (red book) standards. So they should be defined, in the most technical sense, as "data CD's". --MrMiscellanious (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 1 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

If this is true, and no warning is given on the cd/packaging, for Sony to do this might well be a criminal offence in the UK, under the Misuse of Computers Act. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 00:45, 3 November 2005

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The link to Sysinternals blog is dead. The correct link is

Thanks for the link. Since the Sources section is an historical record of where information was drawn from, rather than a collection of related links, we oughtn't change the link there — but it's useful to know where the content of the broken link has got to. --Pi zero (talk) 18:42, 26 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]