[conspire] No Sony DRM around here; I'm proud of you

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Dec 9 00:49:04 PST 2005

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> Sorry, but I couldn't resist:
> danielg4 at linuxmafia:~$ exec wget -O - http://connected.sonymusic.com
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found

Well, I've not actually tried to find out what Sony BMG and
First4Internet have been doing with their ability to covertly control 
(and spy on) half a million Windows boxen during the past year-plus,
because that's actually the _least_ interesting aspect to me, but:

1.  I'm not at all certain the host ever responded on port 80.
2.  If it did, it'd be a bit reckless of them to provide anything 
    positioned right at the document root.
3.  And I'd be really surprised if that host were _still_ doing 
    much of substance, after all this publicity.

Rick Moen                      "vi is my shepherd; I shall not font."
rick at linuxmafia.com                               -- Psalm 0.1 beta

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