Thursday, November 10, 2005

Go Go Gadget Lawsuits!

Like anything, there is a time and a place; Sony's root kit debacle is a time where action is required. It's good to see I'm not the only one thinking this way. As reported on the BBC;
Sony BMG is facing three lawsuits over its controversial anti-piracy software.

Revealed in late October by Windows expert Mark Russinovich, the software copy protection system hides using virus-like techniques.

One class-action lawsuit has already been filed in California and another is expected in New York.

Digital rights group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), is also gathering information from users to see if a case can be brought.

I'm still shocked that a company could believe that installing software like this was "Ok". I'm hopeful that the results of these law suits will clearly state that Corporations, as much as individuals, can cross the line and become hackers.

You'd think after Enron, etc. that companys would be more vigilant in policing their ethical obligations. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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