Sony Settles Rootkit Blunders

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Remember all of the Sony music rootkit nonsense from last year? Well, Sony BMG has settled. Hooray! The final approval was granted by judge Naomi Reice Buchwald. Consumers will be able to exchange their rootkit'd CD's with replacements minus the bad software and will receive other compensation depending on the version of the rootkit on original CD.


Sony will also be releasing a patch that will remove all rootkit software installed on the computer. Free stuff for Sony's blunders? Nothing wrong with that. Maybe Sony will learn their lesson and other music entertainment companies will follow suit and stop including those rigorous methods of copy-protection.

Sony BMG Settles CD Case [NYTimes]