Sony BMG Announces Rootkit Settlement Details

All those people that got stuck with bunk Sony BMG CDs by the likes of David Gray, Foo Fighters and Townes Van Zandt containing potentially damaging software to their computers are finally going to get compensated.

As the Chronicle reported last year, in an attempt to thwart music piracy, Sony sold CDs containing hidden Rootkit files that quietly download onto consumers' hard drives, raising privacy concerns and inviting virus attacks. SFGate: Culture Blog! : SONY BMG ANNOUNCES ROOTKIT SETTLEMENT DETAILS

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