The (Sony) plot thickens

vnunet.be – DN – Sony rootkit accused of licence violation

Seems like the XCP program developed by First4Internet and distributed by Sony as theu XCP copy protection program re-used parts of open-source programs like mpeg123, which is mostly GPL’ed.

Thus Sony would be, if this is true, in license violation by not including a copy of the GPL license and including the source code.

Of course, all of this is moot – since the DCMA law prevents people from reverse-compiling it to see if this is actually so or not…