Sony gets on the DMCA train.
November 2, 2001 8:43 AM   Subscribe

Sony gets on the DMCA train. Earth to Sony: creating an SDK or an API would be cheaper than lawyers, and not look as horribly militant.
posted by machaus (5 comments total)

 
BTW, link via macintouch
posted by machaus at 8:46 AM on November 2, 2001


Sony has always been very propriety (for lack of a better word). Their products have never played nice with industry standards (i.e. their memory stick technology). I'm one of the people mentioned in the article who have stopped buying ANY Sony products. I stopped after a Sony VP made some ignorant remarks about shutting down Napster.
posted by bradlauster at 9:36 AM on November 2, 2001


This article is based on a fark.com thread from yesterday, including the Lego reference (mine, BTW). I just cannot believe some company has the guts to put a toy on the market at a cool $3,000 and then claim it retains rights over it.

The irony of the DMCA is that it spoils the very principle of copyright law: regulate for the public and the creators, not the distributors. In this case, Sony is both creator and distributor, but copyright laws were never made to give an extra edge to the marketers.
posted by magullo at 9:59 AM on November 2, 2001


This article is based on a fark.com thread from yesterday, including the Lego reference (mine, BTW). I just cannot believe some company has the guts to put a toy on the market at a cool $3,000 and then claim it retains rights over it.

The irony of the DMCA is that it spoils the very principle of copyright law: regulate for the public and the creators, not the distributors. In this case, Sony is both creator and distributor, but copyright laws were never made to give an extra edge to the marketers.
posted by magullo at 9:59 AM on November 2, 2001


You know, I've been reading about this legal action all day, and all I can imagine in my head is some coding guru writing up a module to make their Aibo hump people's legs.

Maybe I just need to get out more.
posted by bcwinters at 11:33 AM on November 2, 2001


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