Sony BMG recalls copy-protected music CDs

By Derek Sooman on
After much bad press, Sony has said today that it will be recalling music CDs containing copy-protection software. The software, which was basically a rootkit, was developed by British software developers First4Internet, and has already raised concerns over exploitation, including the development of malware.

"We share the concerns of consumers regarding discs with XCP content-protected software, and, for this reason, we are instituting a consumer exchange programme and removing all unsold CDs with this software from retail outlets," Sony BMG said in an statement.
Sony has also announced that it will distribute a program to remove the software from a PC where it compromises system security. The company expressed deep concern over any inconvenience this may have caused customers.

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