Sony BMG faces digital-rights siege

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Imhotep, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Imhotep

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    "The criticism of music giant Sony BMG Music Entertainment and its
    surreptitious copy protection software went up an octave this week as
    attorneys and law firms readied nearly a half dozen legal complaints
    against the company on behalf of consumers."

    "To make installing this program akin to a strip search when you are
    checking out of the county jail--it shows there is a deep rift between
    these media giants and their consumers. "

    Ethan Preston, Of Counsel, Cirignani Heller Harman & Lynch

    "Ten days after two security researchers took Sony BMG to task for its
    invasive copy protection, labeling the software a "rootkit," a
    digital-rights organization and four law firms are preparing cases against
    the music giant. Moreover, the company's assertion that its software did
    not harm users' security was weakened on Thursday when a Trojan horse
    attempted to take advantage of the code to hide itself on freshly
    compromised Windows systems that had Sony BMG's technology installed"

    http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11356?ref=rss


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