Not since TiVo


Have I seen a company try so hard to piss off its customers. Sony is really going all out!

I guess the $64K question here is whether this is all going to hurt Sony at all. The people most likely to be offended / damaged by this are the folks who already know how to circumvent Sony’s rootkits to get to their music. Everyone else is just going to plod along in oblivion, as they always have.

Now, if the virus writers get too carried away creating trojans using Sony’s kits, this is all going to really blow up. Being a stupid, out-of-touch corporate pig is one thing; being responsible — directly or otherwise — for damaging someone’s system is another matter altogether. That’s a difficult smear to rub off. Just ask MSFT.

I know I’m not going to be buying any Sony CDs from now on. They probably won’t miss my business. But I’ll be damned if I’ll have a CD installing unwanted apps on my computer.


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