Friday, December 30, 2005

Sony BMG Brother

Along with payola scandals the media monopoly Sony BMG has been planting spyware in their copy protection on CD's leaving your computer vulnerable to hacking.
A separate lawsuit was filed in November by the Texas attorney general against Sony BMG Music Entertainment accusing it of violating the state's laws on deceptive trade practices by hiding the "spyware" on its CDs. Sony BMG tentatively settles CD software suits

As peace treaties go, it might be one of history's swiftest negotiations. On Dec. 28, Sony BMG settled a consolidated class-action lawsuit filed by consumers just six weeks earlier over particularly aggressive copy protections embedded in millions of the record label's CDs. Sony BMG Ends a Legal Nightmare

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