After weeks of criticism, Sony has finally agreed to temporarily stand down on an abusive and likely illegal copy restriction practice. Hold the applause.
* News.com – Sony’s CD scheme backfires
Record label’s rootkit-like copy protection comes under more fire, as businesses consider banning CDs with it from office computers because of the security risk they pose.
* BoingBoing – Sony anti-customer technology roundup and time-line
Since Hallowe’en, we’ve been posting the details about he revelations relating to Sony’s DRM systems, which show jaw-dropping contempt for their customers, for copyright law, for fair trading and for the public interest.
* News.com – Sony’s new name, to some: ‘Sory’
Sony’s precipitous fall from grace in the last few years is beginning to feel like a Greek tragedy.