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11th Nov, 2005

DHS official comments on Sony rootkit


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Speaking at a US Dept. of Commerce sponsored event in Washington DC yesterday, Stewart Baker, the Department of Homeland Security's assistant secretary for policy, had this to say about the Sony rootkit debacle:

There's been a lot of publicity recently about tactics used in pursuing protection for music and DVD CDs in which questions have been raised about whether the protection measures install hidden files on peoples' computers that even the system administrators can’t find. …

It's very important to remember that it's your intellectual property — it's not your computer. And in the pursuit of protection of intellectual property, it's important not to defeat or undermine the security measures that people need to adopt in these days.

That about sums it up.

(More on this at the Washington Post)

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