Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Sony Baloney

Well, it seems that music distributor SonyBMG has included malware on several CDs that installs itself into the root of your computer for the express purposes of disallowing the copying of aforementioned CDs.

Naughty, naughty, naughty. Already the state of Texas has brung themselves a lawsuit on Sony. And it seems that lawyers elsewhere in the US of A are considering whether the case has enought merit to merit a class action suit.

Me, I hope the backlash causes more than juts a little embarrassment. This blog has featured various posts dealing quite superficially with the idea of copyright and intellectual property.

For thos interested enough to see a list of the 50 CDs that actually contain the malware, it can be found here.

On scrutiny, however, there's very little I'd listen to anyway.