from the Big Picture comes this tale of Sony’s latest DRM tactics.
add this to the Sysinternals story about Sony CDs installing a Rootkit on users’ PCs without so much as a by your leave.
firstly, I will never buy Sony again, and secondly – yet again – I am so pleased that my Windows days are far behind me.
“What makes Memletics remarkable is the digital rights management (DRM) scheme it uses on its books. The company’s main product is a training manual that explains the “Memletics advanced learning system” — and if you loan it to a friend, you do so at considerable personal risk. You see, Mimletic prints out your “name, address, telephone number, credit card number, and other information” on every tenth page of the e-book. The truly amazing part is that the company does this with its printed manuals too.”