Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sony Gets Slap On Wrist For Damaging People's Computers, Secretly Putting Spyware In Their Homes and Blocking Them From Legally Using Music
Sony got a slap on the wrist for the insane secret software they included on CDs that loaded onto people's computers, blocked them from their legal right to rip the songs and putting them on their legal iPods, damaged computers and even -- this was news to me -- planned to keep track of people's listening habits and send reports back to Sony. For all of that, they were told to basically go forth and sin no more. Big deal. NO ONE should be able to sell you a CD that can't be used on a legally purchased listening device like an iPod. That's restraint of trade and an attempt to attack a competitor and block consumers from legally listening to music any way they see fit.