May 22, 2006
Sony BMG Rootkit Settlement Approved
A judge in federal district court in New York gave final approval to a settlement between Sony BMG and others over the use of flawed DRM software used on Cds distributed last fall and winter. The software in question installed a rootkit which was extreme in the way it embedded itself on consumer machines and placed those same machines at risk to a hacker attack.
The settlement prohibits Sony from using the offending software, requires the company to submit any other DRM software to independent review, and to place a a description on new CDs about the software. Customers who had the offending discs were given unprotected replacement discs, a number of MP3 downloads of the same music, and a small cash amount. Sony BMG still faces other litigation over the episode.
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