Sony Rootkit Violates LGPL

When will the fun ever stop? It appears the ‘Rootkit’ DRM on Sony-BMG CD’s includes some LGPL code from the LAME project and is in violation of the LGPL license. Even if you’re among the Anti-GPL crowd who thinks the LGPL won’t stand up in court, they’re still violating the author’s copyright on the code. In code they snuck onto CD’s … to protect their copyrights. Oh, the irony!