Sony hits sour note with virus exposure

Recently, word began spreading through the blogosphere that Sony music CDs now contained Digital Rights Management (DRM) software that embeds itself on a user's computer and exposes it to viruses.

Recently, word began spreading through the blogosphere that Sony music CDs now contained Digital Rights Management (DRM) software that embeds itself on a user's computer and exposes it to viruses.

As bloggers fanned the flames, the story hit mainstream media that, in its efforts to protect its intellectual property, Sony had violated its customers' rights. The story appears to have peaked with Microsoft adding the software to its malicious code list and Sony recalling the CDs on November 15.


Most frequent messages

1. Sony copy protection draws legal onslaught

2. Microsoft steps in to address Sony malware issue

3. Sony's DRM stumble a step forward for consumer rights

4. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in Sony root kit

5. Consumers perplexed at slow response from Sony


Based on 213 print and online media articles from November 9-16, 2005

Evaluation and analysis by Biz360

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