Class Action Lawsuit On The Way For Sony's Rootkit
from the but,-there-are-other-issues-too dept
Probably not a huge surprise at all, but following Sony’s rootkit fiasco, lawyers are already swarming and a class action lawsuit is expected any day now. It’s unclear if they’ll be going after other record labels that use identical technology. The article notes that there are legal problems on both sides of the equation. While Sony probably runs afoul of a bunch of laws (the same ones used to go after adware firms), users who are uninstalling the rootkit may be breaking the DMCA, which prevent circumvention of any type of copy protection. In other words, the whole thing is a big mess, and, as in other class action lawsuits, the only ones who will really benefit are the lawyers. Update: Aha. The lawsuits are already starting.