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The Magnificance of the Disaster: Reconstructing the Sony BMG Rootkit Incident
Type: Research Paper
“The Magnificance of the Disaster: Reconstructing the Sony BMG Rootkit Incident,” co-authored by Clinic Director Deirdre Mulligan and BCLT Microsoft Fellow Aaron Perzanowski, addresses Sony’s deployment of DRM systems in Compact Discs and its implications for security and privacy. The article provides recommendations for reducing the “likelihood of companies deploying protection measures with known security vulnerabilities in the consumer marketplace.” These recommendations involve altering the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as well the Federal Trade Commission developing a stronger framework for user control.