Boy, if you’re determined to undermine the whole copy protection of music CDs, what better way could there be than to actually commit an offense under US law (where they’re quite shy of the courts) by actually affecting the structure of your customers’ computers. Absolute hats off to Mark Russonivich who accurately pulled apart Sony’s mistake, which was to infect the root of a user’s comuter, much like erm…spyware, malware trojans etc etc.


No, really bad. Bad, like immediately retract the programme, post a fix and pray that you don’t get sued into oblivion bad.

Yes, muppet of the month has to be SonyBMG. Read Mark’s blog for the details. A quite incredible mistake.

Did I mention it only affects WIndows machines? I did? Oh good.