Sony settles 'rootkit' class action suit....

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mkrishnan, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Link to C|Net Story

    Thoughts? I feel that they got off waaaaay too easily. They should have been treated criminally and civilly just like any hacker that released malicious code into the wild.
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    Lone, malicious hackers don't have Sony's budget or crack legal team.

    Good lawyers allow you to get away with murder. Literally.

    I didn't see enough bad publicity about this - your average joe hasn't heard enough about the rootkit thing and doesn't care. Sony wins.
     
  3. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Yeah...I wonder how much liability they got out of with this.... I would have liked to see a much stronger anti-malware message than this. Then again, pooh on whoever is litigating that class-action lawsuit...they're sellouts if they signed off on this. :(
     

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