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Mix: EA music, Burger King, Sony rootkit, 99 Cents Only

Electronic Arts has launched EA Recordings, a new digital music distribution label that will bring the company’s catalog of wholly-owned musical compositions and remixes to services such as iTunes.

Broadband video site Heavy.com has announced that Burger King is sponsoring a collection of short videos formatted specifically for the new 5G iPod.

Sony has admitted that it included a stealth rootkit on some CDs and has issued an update to remove the hidden software. “The nearly undetectable monitoring utility, part of the company’s digital-rights management (DRM) technology, was aimed at preventing consumers from producing illegal copies of CDs. The software installed itself automatically in Windows systems whenever a CD was inserted.”

To celebrate the opening of the newest 99 Cents Only Store on November 10 in Orangevale, California, the store will be selling 9 iPod nanos and 99 scooters for only 99 cents.

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Comments

1

This is Sony…

“Whoops!  How did that get in there!  Sorry for the problems folks!”

Posted by Poprox on November 4, 2005 at 3:27 PM (CST)

2

On the off chance anyone from Sony monitors this site…

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER SONY MUSIC PRODUCT.  EVER.

Posted by stark23x on November 4, 2005 at 4:40 PM (CST)

3

Selling iPods Nanos for 99 cents, I bet that won’t cause a riot like the one that was caused by 50$ iBooks.  Great idea, for your grand opening have your store demolished in the riot that ensues from all the iPod and Scooter hungry zombies that come…

Posted by Ogvor on November 4, 2005 at 5:43 PM (CST)

4

I think this clip from that article says it all:

[According to Jared Carleton, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, Sony is overstepping the fair-use clause that gives consumers the right to make backup copies.

“[Sony] is saying, ‘No, we are not going to pay attention to U.S. copyright law that’s been generally accepted for the past 30 years,’ ” he said.]

Is Sony trying to make consumers HATE THEM on purpose?  ‘Cause that’s exactly the effect this B.S. is having on me!

Posted by Jeff on November 4, 2005 at 5:49 PM (CST)

5

The root kit remover doesn’t remove the root kit.  It just makes the files visible.  Attempting to delete those files could still kill your Windows installation stone dead. 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/03/sony_rootkit_drm/

Posted by Fenn on November 4, 2005 at 7:59 PM (CST)

6

I live like 10 min from orangeville, i will be there in a flash if this is for reals!!!

Posted by Dustin on November 6, 2005 at 12:42 AM (CST)

7

I have to laugh but people were lined up since tuesday night to get the nano. What a mob scene it will be this morning.

Posted by Marcus on November 10, 2005 at 11:15 AM (CST)

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