Sony Settles Lawsuit From Rootkit Fiasco

Sony BMG has settled a lawsuit with the state of California over rootkit technology that it illegally installed on computers.

Record label Sony BMG has agreed to pay a $750,000 fine and will reimburse consumers for up to $175 to offset the cost of computer repairs that were required to uninstall digital rights management software that the company bundled with several of its music CDs.

I wrote posts about Sony’s secretive digital rights management protections (here, here and here)

Read full article at vnunet (here).

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