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Monday, November 21, 2005
  Texas goes after the goons at Sony/BMG
This could not happen to a better bunch. For those that have not been following this click here for previous posting on the topic.
IMHO, one wishes that the Sony Music division gets completely and horribly punished over this.
Vandalizing your customers computers is not the best way to keep them and frankly the law needs to catch up to the technology in this arena.

BREITBART.COM - Just The News: "The state of Texas sued Sony BMG, alleging that the company 'surreptitiously' installed spyware on personal computers through music CDs with a copy protection program.

'Sony has engaged in a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers,' said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in a statement after suing under the state's anti-spyware law.

'Consumers who purchased a Sony CD thought they were buying music. Instead, they received spyware that can damage a computer, subject it to viruses and expose the consumer to possible identity crime.'

Sony BMG, one of the world's biggest music companies, said last week it was ending the use of the software provided by a third-party vendor and allowing consumers who purchased CDs to exchange them for similar items without the software.

The joint venture of Japan's Sony and German-based BMG recalled the CDs after a firestorm of protests and the threat of legal action over its use of the so-called XCP copy protection software."
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