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Subject: Re: Sansa versions

Re: Sansa versions

From: Mark Allums <>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 18:30:40 -0500

Mark Allums wrote:
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>> On Sun, 23 Mar 2008, Mark Allums wrote:
>>> For instance, Sansdisk tried to lock out Rockbox on the E200 R-series
>>> player, because of their deal with Rhapsody. Rhapsody wanted
>>> exclusive access to the player for their subscription service, and
>>> Rockbox has no provision for that.
>> I don't think they tried to specicily lock us out. I think they (Real)
>> simply used the provisions that existed in a way the SanDisk guys
>> obviously failed to do. Like how they fixed the flaw in the digital
>> signature check.
> Okay. I don't mean to say that they tried to *specifically* lock
> Rockbox out. I think that Rhapsody wanted exclusive access, and made
> sure that *everybody* was locked out. Part of that was certainly fixing
> the digital signature check.

Not because of the hated third-party firmware itself, but the fear that
someone would break the DRM on the Rhapsody songs, and then be able to
pirate the songs. In other words, the usual nonsense.

--Mark Allums, cynic
Received on 2008-03-24

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