Sony BMG Rootkit: Another Class-Action Suit

Sony BMG is facing yet another class-action lawsuit stemming from the controversy over its anti-piracy software, this time from a New York attorney who filed a federal case that could potentially include consumers in all 50 states.

Scott Kamber filed the lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, naming Sony and First4Internet, the company that produced the anti-piracy software (a technology the company dubbed XCP). The suit names two plaintiffs -- a James Michaelson from Illinois and an Ori Edelstein from New Jersey.

"To date, over 3 million copies of XCP encoded disks have been sold. It is probable that millions of consumers have played these discs on their PC's and thus compromised their systems without knowing it," the lawsuit claims. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 14th November 2005 9:28PM