Sony Stores Don't Get Memo On Pulling Rootkit CDs

from the downward-spiral dept

In the fallout from the Sony BMG rootkit fiasco, the record label eventually said it would pull the rootkit CDS from stores -- a move that was too little, too late. The attorneys general Texas and New York have got Sony BMG in their sights, with the focus of their interest on why the CDs were still for sale in stores, despite the recall. We wondered if the retailers or the record label should bear the responsibility for taking the CDs off shelves, but what happens when Sony is the retailer? Consumerist reports that the rootkit-laden CDS are still on sale in at least one Sony Style store in New York, despite the label saying it was "working with its retail partners to withdraw compact discs with XCP software from distribution and retail chains." Throughout this whole episode, it's been hard to believe that Sony BMG was taking things very seriously, given their ham-handed response and continual missteps. The fact that they haven't even bothered to get the CDs out of the stores of their parent company does little to change that perception.
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    Bits, 23 Dec 2005 @ 10:45am

    Re: Buyer beware.

    The people who have no clue what it means or what is going on.

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