Electronic Frontier Foundation sues Sony over CD technology
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The EFF claims that thesoftware on the CDs BMG Music (a subsidiary of Sony) produces acts as , which the EFF claims is against Texas law. The program, known as XCP, is said to install software on one's system when they insert the CD into their computer for purposes such as adding to music software.
Sony currently rejects the idea of XCP technology being considered as spyware, however they have agreed to replace CDs with the software and to temporarily discontinue the installation of it on their CDs.
Among the controversy that Sony's moves to counter piracy have raised is the accusation that their software leaves a machine more vulnerable to attacks across the Internet. Ahas already been found in the wild that utilizes one of the anti-piracy software's functions.
- Liz Austin, Associated Press. "Sony BMG Sued Under Anti-Spyware Laws" — , November 21, 2005
- Paul Taylor, Texas sues Sony BMG over CDs" — , November 21, 2005. "
- Matt Daily. "Texas sues Sony BMG for spyware violations" — , November 21, 2005