First 4 Internet and Sony – Big Brother is Watching

This clever fellow Mark Russinovich over at has discovered that Sony has been selling CD’s that install a digital rights management rootkit on its unsuspecting customer’s computers. They seem to have contracted with a company called First 4 internet which produces the rootkit, and contracts it out to the recording industry.

I Googled the company name and came across this article, confirming the fact that they have deals with several record companies, including Sony, to implement Digital Rights Management (DRM) software for CDs.

I wonder if these slimy tactics will really prevent people from copying digital content, or turn former legitimate customers to piracy for fear of having malware and rootkits installed on their computers? I’m just glad I don’t use Windows.

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