"Texas is seeking civil penalties of $100,000 per violation of the state's Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act, which was enacted earlier this year. ... "Sony has engaged in a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers," Abbott said."
The EFF has also filed a suit against Sony for very much the same reasons., in California. Considering the nature of this software it doesn't come as a surprise that there is such a huge backlash over this, and hopefuly it will serve as a warning to other vendors.
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