Hypocrisy

Posted on Thu 17 November 2005 in geek

So following the latest developments and it looks like Sony violate the GPL (as well as the LGPL) in their XCP root kit. So what is the message they are sending out? "We'll screw your machine to stop you copying our CD's, but we don't respect the copyright of other people". Of course in the light of this their U-turn makes more sense as the copyright holders could go to the court and enforce their copyrights to stop Sony distributing the stolen code. I wonder if they realised they had infringed the GPL and stood a very real chance of getting an injunction served against them?