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how to beat sony’s drm in windows

There’s been a lot of talk about the two digital rights management (DRM) schemes used by Sony BMG on their recent CD releases.  Specifically, the talk has centered around the fact that both schemes – XCP and MediaMax – open huge security holes in Windows, and are also auto-installed onto Windows without the PC owner’s permission.

Removal of these so-called “rootkits” is a pain.  But it’s easy to disable them from the get-go, provided you follow these instructions to disable the “autorun” feature for your  CD-ROM drive in Windows.  It’s a relatively simple procedure, and will help protect you from malware.

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