SP2 and Digital Rights Management

You can always rely on the French to take up the cry for freedom. A French blogger has commented on how Windows XP SP2 includes an agreement for digital rights management (DRM). Here's an excerpt from the article:

The French law (I live in France) allows me to freely share private copies of music and videos to close friends and family members. Making a copy of a CD I own to give to my brother is legal here in France, and I do not accept that a company tries to limit my rights, as they are granted by the French law.

Unforunately I'm not as thorough in reading all the EULAs I agree with every day. This is definitely something you should consider if you haven't yet taken the plunge into SP2.

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