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(From The Jakarta Post)
from THE JAKARTA POST -- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2005 -- PAGE 17 The Internet IT community is in an uproar over reports that a number of new Sony BMG music CDs, such as the Van Zant Brothers' ironically titled Get Right With The Man, surreptitiously installs a "spyware" program when played on a computer
Most alarmingly, this new application is completely undetectable by the user, firewalls, antivirus programs and the Windows operating system
The hidden application in question appears to be a part of Sony BMG's Digital Rights Management (DRM), a technology that some music lovers believe overly restricts their rights as owners of music CDs
On the PC, the albums can only be used with a special music …