Digital rights management, spyware, and security

Edward W. Felten, J. Alex Halderman

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The anti-copying technologies, shipped by Sony-BMG, the world's second largest record company, was discovered by Mark Russinovich of Sysinternals. This will have a far reaching effect on the fate of anticopying technologies, and on music and movie companies' market strategies in general. Sony-BMG has shipped discs with two such systems: XCP from the BRitish company First4Internet, and MEdiaMAx from the US company SunnComm. Both technologies target Microsoft Windows computers, but they pose no real barrier to copying on other operating systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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