PeteS on Sony DRM

 http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/11/more-on-sony-dangerous-decloaking.html#113128895801249556

I just did a quick lookup on google for F4i, and found another of it’s customers at Preventon
They state, in part (highlights mine){netweb Note: PeterS Author and highlights}

Preventon’s subscription-based platform enables ISPs to increase revenues, loyalty and market share by delivering a ‘highly-sticky’ security service designed for non-expert mass-market users. It has a low Total Cost of Ownership, requiring minimal capital investment and having negligible ongoing support costs. And as a true DRM subscription-based solution, PSID reduces churn by raising the barrier to consumers switching ISP accounts. If the subscription is ended, the software simply ceases to work.

PSID can be easily re-branded, making Preventon completely transparent to end-users, allowing ISPs to retain full ownership and control over their subscribers. It can be deployed quickly and easily, allowing revenues to be recognised in weeks.

Preventon’s ISP customers, which include Tier-1 European service providers such as Wanadoo and Planet Internet, have a combined subscriber-base of over 40 million. “
Interesting, indeed.

On the original subject, it appears F4i may be in violation of a number of UK rules, regulations and laws. They sell a rootkit for commercial purposes, use misleading names for the ‘services’ they install and hide their installation. That may very well fall under the Computer Misuse Act.

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