Texas AG Brings Enforcement Action For Spyware Violations

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 21, 2005

Press release: “Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sued Sony BMG Music Entertainment as the first state in the nation to bring legal action against SONY for illegal ‘spyware.’ The suit is also the first filed under the state’s spyware law of 2005. It alleges the company surreptitiously installed the spyware on millions of compact music discs (CDs) that consumers inserted into their computers when they play the CDs, which can compromise the systems.”
Related documents and resources:

  • Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act of 2005
  • Online Complaint Form/Texas
  • From Sony, Top Questions and Answers about XCP Content Protection Technology
  • From Sony, List of 52 CD’s Containing XCP Content Protection Technology
  • From EFF, SonyBMG Litigation and Rootkit Info
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