Sony halts production of 'rootkit' CDs

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    ridiculous. simply ridiculous move from the start.
     
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    Good f***ing riddance. Idiots.
     
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    um.....

    duh!

    of course they are going to with the backlash and virus as a result, wonder how much money they will lose because of this.
     
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    Sure, they halt production on the CDs, but what about the thousands that are still in stores?
     
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    Just don't buy 'em.
    :mad:
     
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    Do these discs say "Compact Disc" on them?

    It's my understanding that modified discs with software on them do not meet the Compact Disc Digital Audio standard and are not supposed to be labeled that way. That might be a way to tell what's safe.
     
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    They might still be Compact Discs though. The audio tracks may be standards-compliant, and it might just be the autorun software that makes them *appear* non-standard.
     
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    It's my understanding that with the extra stuff, despite the audio tracks being normal CDDA files, the disc as a whole is still no longer Red Book. So they can't have the Compact Disc Digital Audio logo on them. But can anyone confirm that this is the case?

    I seem to recall the first time a company tried this, they removed the logo from the cover art/booklet. But the jewel case manufacturer ALSO had the logo stamped into the plastic, so that logo was still present even though it shouldn't have been.
     

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