Recently, the internet has been abuzz with Sony’s questionable digital rights management program and a rootkit it installs that is incredibly intrusive and can’t be uninstalled. Another issue that came to light in the last couple days was Sony’s equally offensive end-user license agreement for any digital copies that you make of the songs on a CD that you purchased from them. It’s an important issue, but it can be confusing for anyone who doesn’t really follow the whole digital rights debate. So, let me break it down into the simplest of terms:
Be afraid. Be very afraid.