Too little, too late?

Judging from the fury of some of the comments that came in last night at the hint of a suggestion that we might want to lift the boycott, now that Sony BMG has temporarily halted production of its rootkitted CDs, Sony’s move definitely comes too late to reverse the negative energy that has attached itself to the company. With institutions from the DHS to Clemson University (who are recommending that students not play Sony BMG CDs in their computers) coming down against Sony, I think that there’s a lot more pain coming Sony’s way. (Thanks to Fury for the Clemson news).

18 Responses to “Too little, too late?”

  1. C. Richard Wenger Says:

    Sony’s reversal is just like so much toothpaste out of the tube; the damage is done and its the legitimate Windows user that will be handed over to Black Hats.

  2. coding monkey Says:

    Good site!

    I will be continuing to boycott SONY until a manager or director goes to JAIL for their illegal activity, much like any cracker would be sent straight to jail for illegally installing software that compromises a machine.

    I strongly urge everyone else to do the same.

    Maybe sending some directors to prison might make companies think twice about doing stupid crap like this again.

  3. Ryan Says:

    keep the boycott coming. heres a list of alot of sony’s stuff. (hope you dont get too mad tim its kinda long. if you need to delete this reply)

    COMING SOON
    The Benchwarmers
    Casino Royale
    The Da Vinci Code
    Freedomland
    Fun With Dick And Jane
    Ghost Rider
    Memoirs Of A Geisha
    Monster House
    Open Season
    The Pink Panther
    Rent
    Underworld: Evolution

    IN THEATERS
    The Cave
    Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
    The Fog
    The Gospel
    Into The Blue
    The Legend of Zorro
    MirrorMask
    National Lampoons Presents Barely Legal
    Oliver Twist
    Zathura
    COMEDIES
    The Boondocks
    Just Shoot Me!
    The King of Queens
    The Larry Sanders Show
    Mad About You
    Malcolm and Eddie
    Married with Children
    The Nanny
    Seinfeld
    The Steve Harvey Show

    DRAMAS
    Beautiful People
    Dawson’s Creek
    Huff
    Rescue Me
    The Shield
    Strong Medicine
    Walker, Texas Ranger

    DAYTIME DRAMAS
    Days of our Lives
    The Young and the Restless

    GAME SHOWS
    JEOPARDY!
    Wheel of Fortune

    TALK/COURT
    Judge Hatchett

    REALITY
    Girls Behaving Badly
    Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
    Safari Tracks

    ANIMATED
    Dragon Tales
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Jackie Chan Adventures
    Stuart Little

    DVD/PSP
    American Chopper: The Series - Third Season
    American Movie Musicals Collection (West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler …
    Amityville Horror, The (2005)
    Batman, The: The 1943 Serial Collection (2 discs)
    Battle Of Britain
    Bewitched
    Bewitched (Special Edition)/Bewitched TV Sampler
    Bewitched - The Complete Second Season
    Big Fish
    Blizzard
    Blood of Beasts
    Bridge Too Far, A
    Burn!
    Bush Christmas
    Captain John Smith and Pocahontas
    Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
    Christmas with the Kranks
    Christmas with the Kranks/Are We There Yet?
    Creature Comforts - The Complete First Season
    Daddy Day Care
    Dark Shadows - The Complete Revival Series
    Dry White Season, A
    Eternal (2004)
    Fame - Season 1
    The Fifth Element
    Good Times - The Complete First Season (2 Discs)
    The Grudge
    Hackers
    Hart to Hart: The Complete First Season
    Heavy Metal, Superbit
    Heights
    Jeepers Creepers 2
    Jeopardy - An Inside Look at America’s Favorite Quiz Show!
    Jumanji
    Left Behind: World at War
    Lords of Dogtown
    Madison
    Mad Max
    Make It Funky!
    Mask of Zorro, The
    Missouri Breaks, The
    Monster Garage - Season Three
    Outer Limits - Season 1
    Partridge Family - The Complete Second Season
    Robert Rodriguez Mexico Trilogy (El Mariachi SE, Desperado SE, Once Upon a …
    Rock-A-Doodle
    Rocky V
    Rollerball (1975)
    Ronin
    Sabata Trilogy Collection, The (Adios Sabata, Return of Sabata, Sabata)
    Sanford And Son: The First Season
    Saving Face
    Sex and the Teenage Mind
    Single White Female/Single White Female 2: The Psycho
    Single White Female 2: The Psycho
    Species
    Steve McQueen Box Set (Double Feature, 2 discs) (Baby the Rain Must Fall & …
    Tears of the Sun
    Terminator , The
    TV on DVD
    UMD
    WW II 60th Anniversary Commemorative Box Set (Das Boot, Anzio, Caine Mutiny…
    WW II 60th Anniversary Commemorative Box Set (Guns Navrne,From Here To..,Br…
    Yes

    Nov 15, 2005

    And Now for Something Completely Hilarious Collection (Monty Python & Holy …
    Edukators, The
    Fantasy Island - The First Season
    Hard Promises
    Heavenly Kid, The
    Jane Goodall: Return to Gombe
    Love at Stake
    O.C. and Stiggs
    Pray TV
    Rikky and Pete
    Stargate Atlantis - Season 1
    Stealth
    Stealth /Air Force One
    Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The: Fun with the Cat

    Nov 22, 2005

    8mm
    8MM 2
    Eight Millimeter/8MM 2
    Novo
    Ringers: Lord of the Fans
    Seinfeld - Season 5
    Seinfeld - Season 6
    Seinfeld - Seasons 5 & 6
    Seinfeld - Seasons 5 & 6 Giftset - DVD (Includes Handwritten Script and Col…
    Winged Migration

    Nov 29, 2005

    Christmas with the Kranks
    Death to Supermodels
    Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
    Joe Dirt
    Legends of the Fall
    Lila Says
    River Runs Through It, A
    White Chicks
    Dec 6, 2005

    Arizona
    Belle of the Yukon
    Boyz ‘N The Hood, Baby Boy, Poetic Justice Box Set
    Cirque du Soleil: The Anniversary Collection (12 discs)
    Fun with Dick and Jane
    Green Acres - The Complete Third Season (4 discs)
    Kid Galahad
    Ladies in Lavender
    Land Raiders
    Magnificent Seven, The - Complete First Season (2 discs)
    Matt Helm Lounge
    Pam Grier Collection
    Ride Beyond Vengeance
    Rollerball (1975)

    Dec 13, 2005

    Baxter, The (2005)
    Beautiful Country
    Crooked Hearts
    Everybody Wins
    F.I.S.T.
    Godzilla
    Godzilla: Final Wars
    Harryhausen Giftset
    Pretty Persuasion
    Producers, The
    Saint Ralph
    Spider-Man/Spider-Man 2 2 pack
    Spider-Man (Special Edition, Widescreen) / Hellboy (Special Edition) Boxset…
    Tour of Duty - The Entire Series 3-Pack

    Dec 20, 2005

    21 Hours at Munich
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
    Here Come The Tigers
    November
    One Day in September
    Party of Five - The Second Season (5 discs)
    Robocop
    USS Poseidon: Phantom Below
    White Dragon

    Dec 26, 2005

    2046
    Black Dawn
    Bram Stoker’s Dracula/Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Double Feature, 2 discs)
    Empire of the Wolves
    Happy Here and Now
    Into The Blue

    Jan 3, 2006

    All in the Family - The Complete Fifth Season (3 discs)
    Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing
    The Cave
    Football Box Set
    Mob Box Set, The (with Collectible Scrapbook)
    Stuart Little
    Stuart Little / Stuart Little 2
    Stuart Little 2
    The Valachi Papers

    Jan 10, 2006

    Magnificent Seven, The
    Rampage: Hillside Strangler Murders, The
    Saraband
    Strong Medicine - The Complete First Season (5 discs)
    Underworld
    Wild Things Collection

    Jan 17, 2006

    Escapist, The
    Hunt For Eagle One
    Junebug
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    Sueno

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    Casualties of War
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    Desperado
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    Few Good Men, A
    Godzilla
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    In The Cut
    Jerry Maguire
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    Legends of the Fall
    The Medallion
    The Missing
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Monster
    Mr. Deeds
    My Best Friend’s Wedding
    My Life
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Order, The
    Radio
    Resident Evil
    Rudy
    S.W.A.T.
    Secret Window
    Seinfeld - First and Second Seasons (4 discs)
    Seinfeld - First And Second Seasons (4 Discs)
    Seinfeld - Third Season (4 discs)
    Seinfeld - Third Season (4 Discs)
    Something’s Gotta Give
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    The Alamo (Soundtrack) (Dimitri Tiomkin)
    Jessi Alexander
    Alice In Chains
    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs (Various)
    All-Star Christmas (Various)
    Gregg Allman
    The Allman Brothers Band
    Ally McBeal (Television Soundtrack)
    Altered Images
    Marcelo Alvarez
    Amerie
    Tori Amos
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    Jade Anderson
    Anointed
    Julie Andrews
    Adam Ant
    Marc Anthony
    Appalachian Journey - Live in Concert (Yo-Yo Ma)
    Fiona Apple
    Armageddon - The Album (Armageddon - The Album)
    Louis Armstrong
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    Count Basie
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    Jeff Beck
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    Leonard Bernstein
    The Best Man (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    The Best Of Austin City Limits, II (Various)
    The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz (Various)
    Beyonce
    Big Audio Dynamite
    Big Band instrumentals: 16 Most Requested Songs (Various)
    Big Blues Extravaganza! The Best Of Austin City Limits (Various)
    Big Brother & The Holding Company
    Big Fish - Music from the Motion Picture (Various)
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    Billie,Ella,Lena,Sarah! (Various)
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    Blue Vyster Cult
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    Blue Streak (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Colin Blunstone
    Michael Bolton
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    The Boomtown Rats
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    Drivin’ South: Southern Rockin’ Smash Hits (Various)
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  4. Raw Carrot Says:

    You have to be kidding…

    So, Sony have stopped the XCP roll-out.
    I just looked at the XCP homepage and came across this wondeful story: “Welsh DRM technology is a hit in the US”.
    I wouldn’t call it “a hit“.

  5. Pete Says:

    I think that this event has been inevitable ever since the whole concept of DRM was concocted. I am boycotting Sony, and will continue to do so indefinitely. They need to serve as an example to others that people will not tolerate their computers being hijacked, whether it is by black hat crackers or by “legitimate” corporations.

  6. Rad Says:

    Maybe it’s a hit in the same way that a cruise missile makes a hit? ;)

  7. Tom Simpson Says:

    The decision to not do a “recall” of meterial with this XCP technology on it is going to cause problems fro years to come. Ten or more years from now, we’ll still be seeing problems because of this rootkit. For every one of us that “knows” about this, there’s ten more that don’t.

  8. Chris Heath Says:

    It wouldn’t suprise me if these malicious CDs became collectors items in the years to come. Lets face it, Somebody, somewhere, somewhen will find a way to prevent pirating of CDs in a fashion that doesn’t leave your PC open to the magicans act of turning $1000 of high tech science into a large paperweight.
    Pirating is an action I’ve mixed views on. Piraters push up CD costs but if the manufacturers dropped prices, less pirating would occur.

    That aside of course, I dont expect a free gift of sabateur software each time I purchase music. Boo to Sony, glad they’ve got the message but don’t forget, they’ll be back.

  9. Sal Thirtysixty Says:

    Ending the sales of the CDs does nothing to address the issue of thousands of ratware-infested CDs already out in the wild. This entire episode is simply an outrage.

    All I can say to Sony is that there will be snowball fights in Hades before I buy any of their products.

  10. Ryan Says:

    “For every one of us that “knows” about this, there’s ten more that don’t. ”
    good point, i was talking a geeky (sorry to all you electical engineers out there. dont worry, in going civil/environmental so ill consider myself a geek too) friend of mine and was shocked he had no idea. this story hasnt even gotten out to people good with computers let alone the mainstream population. in part this is due to a lack of coverage by teh major news networks. we need to make a major push to get this aired on cnn, msnbc, cnbc, and fox during prime time.

  11. Ryan Says:

    “Sony’s uninstall tool worse than the problem”

    the article title says it all. heres some of my favorite parts

    “— Sony issued a “patch,” a 3MB download that contains a large amount of new software. That patch removes the rootkit, but also installs itself without notice to the user and without user permission. Moreover it cannot be removed either.”

    “— The uninstall routine is so poorly made that the act of removing the rootkit can cause Windows to crash.”

    “Sony, however, does not send the user or give the user access to an uninstaller.
    CA’s research team asked for an uninstaller three days ago, and has not yet received one.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20051111.gtsony1111/BNStory/Technology/

  12. Mary Says:

    I hope this lawsuit and the boycott EFF-up Sony the same way the underhanded End Users’ Agreement and the rootkit application f*cked up consumers’ computers. Not everyone is a software pirate, but continued actions in bad faith will turn some into one just for spite. This is a disturbing commentary on the pettiness of this multi-billion dollar corporation. They are willing to compromise $1000+ worth of hardware, forgo beta testing and at the least, hiring a couple of White Hats to test the software before release to save a $15 CD from being copied. The warning about extra applications should be front and centre, in plain language, not drowned in small print legalese, as it is currently. Otherwise, why should Sony expect or deserve any loyality from the consumer?

  13. Paul Says:

    This is beyond piracy, now that it is revealed that Sony’s rootkit injects random noise into audio streams (possibly to prevent CD ripping, but effectively sabotaging PCs for original music creation).

  14. Margaret Says:

    “For every one of us that “knows” about this, there’s ten more that don’t. ”
    I sure wish I’d known about it ptior to buying one of the “infected” cd’s for my husband’s birthday! Since we run Linux on our computer, the so-called fixes that Sonay put out won’t work, and we can’t listen to the music or rip it into MP3 format! I’ve already e-mailed the band on their web site about my dissatisfaction and of my intention to return the cd and to not purchase any more of their music that has the software on it. Hopefully that might get someone’s attention if enough people do that.

  15. Jim Says:

    Sony has done serious damage to their name and brand with this screwup. The Sony brand is seriously tainted with the young and technically literate - their target demographic. This is the the type of negligence that should be addressed with a shareholder lawsuit.

    Jim

  16. Kerry Says:

    Hi I’m posting from New Zealand.

    We have a lot of indie oufits recording NZ music, and this little stunt by Sony is just going to get me buying local. The listing of Sony product was very useful, especially with regard to films releasing in the next eight weeks - we’re all pretty hyped up about King Kong here, the other names on the list have been promoted.

    I have a newish G4 laptop running MacOSX, of which I’ve been pretty cautious about downloading stuff to, as I’ve had virus problems on my PC that I don’t want on my Mac. My eldest daughter is a very net-savvy teen, when I explain to her why she can’t load any sony cd’s onto her iPod via my laptop, she’s gong to be pretty pissed ( we still don’t have an iTunes shop running in NZ,but it’s coming…..after christmas) but I guess she’ll cope - it beats having the hard drive screwed.

    Kudos to Russ Brown, who’s spread this story in a Nationally-distributed magazine here, as well as on his website publicaddress.net. More journo’s like him, we need. Boo hiss to Sony’s PR people, who if anyone gets their just desserts, are not sleeping nights!!

  17. Sean Says:

    What an insult! I have been a long-time Sony customer (electronics and until recently music) and *always* purchased my music legally. In return for my loyalty Sony publishes CDs that covertly install crippling software on my computer and expect me to accept a license restricting my rights to fairly copy and play the music I paid for?!? I understand music piracy is a problem, but why don’t they target the good-for-nothing theiving rats who are stealing music instead of crippling products sold to legitimate paying cutomers like me? What kind of a business strategy is that? I will NEVER buy another Sony product … ever.

  18. Jacki O Says:

    i am boycotting all the majors and some minor labels for selling crap music.
    Sony is filled with negativity, hostility and craziness.

    Anyone involved with Sony has got to be crazy and dishonest.

    This business is a filthpen of pigs and dishonest dregs.

    I am sick of their lies and their amateurish trash.

    Even some of their musicians like Bela Fleck and the Flecktones suck.
    That band has no understanding of what good music is.

    I just heard Abigail Washburn. SHe sounds like a two year old. Bela Fleck produced this record for her.

    People are becoming so dumbed down, because Sony is so dumb.

    Please boycott them everyone for the right reasons. They suck in every way!

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