"The entire experience was frustrating and irritating. Not only had Sony put software on my system that uses techniques commonly used by malware to mask its presence, the software is poorly written and provides no means for uninstall. Worse, most users that stumble across the cloaked files with a RKR scan will cripple their computer if they attempt the obvious step of deleting the cloaked files.
While I believe in the media industry's right to use copy protection mechanisms to prevent illegal copying, I don't think that we've found the right balance of fair use and copy protection, yet. This is a clear case of Sony taking DRM too far."
Don't worry - we won't be using this copy protection scheme.
I take it this involves all Sony products such as Acid and Sound Forge? Would the Root Revealer be beneficial as well on our systems?
BTW - For what it's worth, the link worked fine.
I sure hope not. Those programs that came from the Sony buyout of Sonic Foundry are very useful. I picked up "Vegas Movie Studio + DVD" recently, and it's been great for making really polished home movies. Haven't noticed any negative impact yet on PC performance.
Let's just stop buying Sony products.
I stopped a long time ago. I can't stand the fact that none of their stuff is compatible with anything else.
But I gots to have me PlayStation!
Just as long as this kind of copy-protection doesn't begin to appear on film scores . . . rap, ok, but not film scores . . . I don't want extra un-uninstallable software on my computer, I just want the music!