One common refrain that we all heard from lots of people after the Sony rootkit story became news was that people weren't going to buy Sony offerings any more. Of course, it's easy to say that -- but how many people actually follow through? At least when it comes to certain CDs, it seems to have had quite an impact. The artists whose CDs were outfitted with the rootkit quickly saw their sales plummet and it seems to be impacting a few other Sony BMG artists also. It sounds like those musicians are not happy. They're hearing about it from fans, and it's impacting their own publicity efforts -- even if they had no say in the decision to include copy protection technology on the CDs. So how long until a Sony BMG artist sues the label for damaging their reputation with copy protection?
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