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    Boycott Sony?

    Interesting Article on Wired about Sony's anti-piracy software.
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    this is truly upsetting.
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    I'm not really one to jump onto the boycott bandwagons, but this, along with this http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_bl...ic_id=23921409 and this http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004145.php (<---SCARY) is enough to make me boycott the fuckers.

    Course, I don't think I've bought any Sony products retail in the last... ever, but I'll make sure not to in the future.

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    Thats nuts. What a crock of shit...
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    After reading this I feel like Mr. Furious from Mystery Men clawing at a hood ornament of a bad guys car.
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    Remember in the TMNT movie when April asked one of the Ninjas "What? Am I behind on my Sony payments. -Funny Stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfacto
    I'm not really one to jump onto the boycott bandwagons, but this, along with this http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_bl...ic_id=23921409 and this http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004145.php (<---SCARY) is enough to make me boycott the fuckers.
    And now i feel sick.
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    Some good news regarding the PS3. According to this website, Sony has debunked the rumor that games will only be playable on one machine.
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    Hard and abussive punch in the guts for the "users".

    Tehy went to an extreme that will make them lose money, but you cant forget that you dont do things becuase you feel the need to be evil. Piracy is on its peek, is not a nice bussiness either.

    Extremes are bad either way, but those are the way to balance, just lets see what happens, this matter is already seen as "not tolerable" to ussers, so they will be forced to change it to a half point.

    Is the way of almost every organization Vs organization event. Not strange at all, or new for that matter.

    Now boycott?, it wont help much, with the exeption of causing trouble to sony´s lower employees and artists, the COs can always stay in home, crying becuase they cant buy a new boat this month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamagim
    this matter is already seen as "not tolerable" to ussers, so they will be forced to change it to a half point.
    I think "not tolerable" is an extreme understatement. Would you buy something from a corporation that rewards you for buying legit music by treating you like a criminal? "Not Tolerable" doesn't even start to explain what I'm feeling for the past 2 weeks.


    Now boycott?, it wont help much, with the exeption of causing trouble to sony´s lower employees and artists, the COs can always stay in home, crying becuase they cant buy a new boat this month.
    Not that I disagree on that point, but the truth is Sony needs more than boycotting. Consumers are smart enough to know what's going on these days and if they can't change their attitude to follow the direction of how things are being sold, downloaded, exchanged on P2P programs, then they'll always be facing problems of content theft.

    To be honest, they just need to fucking wake up and change their perspectives on how to earn MY HARD EARNED MONEY. You cannot go soft on a corporation that does what it wants with consumers and are unrepentant and provided inadequate actions to allow the consumers to remove the software. You cannot forget the consumers are the ones paying for their new boat. If anything consumers should feel more empowered but we're so fucking scared we won't get our PS3 if we screw them over.

    Its not just the consumers that are being screwed over. They claim to "protect the IP of their artistes" but once the news got out, Van Zant CDs are among the worst rated in Amazon.com. They're screwing their own artistes over and there's no way they'll admit to it.

    I've never downloaded music illegally, I always buy my CDs and I advise my friends to do the same when I hear they download illegally. But after this incident 2 weeks ago, I'm having 2nd thoughts about it. I'll probably cool down in a while but as such, not everyone recovers from a knee jerk action and what Sony did was unforgivable on so many fronts. From breach of trust with consumers....to harming the already sluggish music industry in general.
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    This issue sounds pretty funky especially in the instance of the PS3. It really sounds like competeing companies are trying to smash on Sony for the sake of market. I didn't think so until I read the recommended labels in the article which are Columbia and Epic. Just two lables. Why wouldn't they promote other labels?
    The credibility of this article is weak and so is the argument.
    But I find that the real issue here is invasion of privacy. I don't appreciate a program that relays private information from my computer and sends it somewhere to be judged. So until I see these issues myself I can not say whether or not it would effect my decision to buy their product.
    Besides, the issue is geared toward music CDs, mostly, not so much as games. How does this effect my decision in buying game products?
    Well here it is. Coding of games is just a rumor. There is no way Sony could use coding in the way that the "gamespot" article posted. Its too troublesome to make profit; seeing that rentals are so popular. How would that work. There is no way that Sony could use such coding. Just think about it for a sec and relize that most of this info is just a bunch of B.S.
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    Sony will fail miserably in a few years, if they do what is supposedly rumored. It hurts them to an incredibly extent, not only aggravating their consumer base but pushing them to the alternatives.
    If they are minimally smart, the DRM will not be implemented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by britt
    This issue sounds pretty funky especially in the instance of the PS3. It really sounds like competeing companies are trying to smash on Sony for the sake of market. I didn't think so until I read the recommended labels in the article which are Columbia and Epic. Just two lables. Why wouldn't they promote other labels?
    The credibility of these articles are weak and so are the arguments.
    But I find that the real issue here is invasion of privacy. I don't appreciate a program that relays private information from my computer and sends it somewhere to be judged. These articles are not very credible... So until I see these issues myself I can not say whether or not it would effect my decision to buy their product.
    Besides, the issue is geared toward music CDs, mostly, not so much as games. How does this effect my decision in buying game products?
    Well here it is. Coding of games is just a rumor. There is no way Sony could use coding in the way that the "gamespot" article posted. Its too troublesome to make profit; seeing that rentals are so popular. How would that work. There is no way that Sony could use such coding. Just think about it for a sec and relize that most of this info is just a bunch of B.S.
    What the hell are you talking about?

    A. The rootkit malware on Sony's cds is real.
    B. It opens security holes on your computer you could drive a continent through.
    C. So does the so called "patch". In fact, people think its worse.
    D. In the "gamespot" article (love the quotes... is it gamespot fictional or something?) you might have noticed it mentioned a patent for the technology.
    E. Technology in patents has to work otherwise it is not patentable.
    F. Gamespot acknowledges that the existence of said patent does not mean implementation.

    Where is your beef with what has been said? Weak credibility my ass.
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