Texas Sues Sony BMG Over Rootkit

Texan Attorney General Greg Abbott said he filed suit against Sony BMG over rootkit. I guess this was to be expected.

I anticipate this will be one of many suits filed, not only about the installation of this software but also over the use of ‘open software’ within the rootkit without proper permission.

There are many people who don’t want this kind of technology or even more passive forms of digital rights management. I suspect they’re going to try and make any company that is thinking of implementing DRM think twice.

Sony, who probably bought a solution from a vendor without understanding everything it did, has given a textbook demonstration of how not to win friends and influence people.

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