$ony agrees to exchange any infected CDs

Back in the world of the Ditigal Rights Management (DRM) software put on CDs by $ony, which turned out to change deep-files in your operating system and exposes it to trojan infection, $ony have now agreed to run an exchange program for CDs containing the DRM software. The wording on the page is wonderful:

You may be aware of the recent attention given to the XCP content protection software included on some SONY BMG CDs. This software was provided to us by a third-party vendor, First4Internet. Discussion has centered on security concerns raised about the use of CDs containing this software.

We share the concerns of consumers regarding these discs.

Let’s rephrase that into normal English:

You may be aware of the recent attention given to the XCP rootkit software that we installed on your PC without telling you and that can be found on all recent SONY BMG CDs. This software was provided to us by a third-party vendor, First4Internet, so we are pretending that we didn’t really know what it did. Discussion has centered on security concerns raised about the use of CDs containing this software. We are avoiding stating that we knew that it hides its own files and alters a PC’s configuration, as well as the fact that it could not be removed without specialist knowledge at the risk of breaking the entire operating system.

We share the concerns of our lawyers regarding these discs.

I think that’s a bit more accurate.

2 thoughts on “$ony agrees to exchange any infected CDs”

  1. HA HA good old english wit. Its a shame really those disks even got released but alls well ends well (dunno if thats used in the right context)

  2. The problem is that most customers won’t have heard of this problem, so the CDs will most likely end up floating around the second hand markets and infecting PCs for the next decade. Not exactly ending well!

    Where are you from Dooplis? You have an unusual style of writing.

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