Sony facing lawsuit

By Derek Sooman on
The fallout from Sony’s Extended Copy Protection disasters keep on pouring out; yes, the Attorney General for the state of Texas has indeed filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG for their usage of the Extended Copy Protection (XCP) software, which they claim violates Texas Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware (CPACS) Act. This act includes provisions that punish those who hide software from a computer's owner.

"Sony has engaged in a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a statement. "Consumers who purchased a Sony CD thought they were buying music. Instead, they received spyware that can damage a computer, subject it to viruses and expose the consumer to possible identity crime."
Sony BMG was not available for comment following on from these revelations.

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