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Sony where do I send the Bill?

Posted by geeknews at 1:23 AM on November 16, 2005

Of course with 5 computers here at the house and the wife playing her large CD collection on her computer my digging around in it tonight made me want to scream. You guessed it the box has the Sony Rootkit installed in it. I immediately went to here CD collection and pulled out and CD with a Sony – BMG label on it and instructed her to never put those CD’s in a computer again.

I am about sick to my stomach but thank goodness for Norton Ghost. The box has been pulled of the network and I will be swearing at Sony for about the next 5 hours while I rebuild the machine. Considering the rate that computer repair shops are getting these days I figure my time is worth at least $100.00 an hour. So you can better believe I am going to send them a invoice. If they don’t pay it I am going to take them to small claims court. Were are my lawyer friends when I need them. [More Sony Horror]

5 Years before I purchase another Sony Product!

3 Comments

  1. From Erwin Blonk at 2:14 am on November 16, 2005

    So Sony essentially created a botnet for hackers to get their hands on? Nice going.
    Maybe we should figure out what we do with botnet creating, rootkit installing, arrogantly unrepentitive, more-and-more mayhem causing hackers? Jailtime sounds like an idea. Or forced selling of Sony-BMG to competitors with proceeds going to the victims sounds reasonable as well.
    Slap on the wrist won’t do, the handcuffs should go there.

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  3. From marklyon at 9:05 pm on November 20, 2005

    You don’t have to wait for class action lawsuits to make their way through the court and send you $5.95 or use Sony’s CD return/replacement system.

    What Sony BMG Music Entertainment and First 4 Internet have done is steal from you, damage your equipment, and decieved you. In some places, it is a crime. Make a police report, they might be willing to prosecute.

    You can also go after Sony on your own, in small claims court. I’ve put together the information to get you started at http://www.sonysuit.com

    Good luck.