As I suspected-more lawsuites on the way against Sony.:
"Two separate class actions have started in the USA."
"The EFF( Electronic Frontier Foundation) in the US confirmed our earlier story that a number of titles are infected by the rootkit."
Here is a link for more details and further links at bottom of article:
Here is a partial list of infected music cd's:
Trey Anastasio, Shine (Columbia)
Celine Dion, On ne Change Pas (Epic)
Neil Diamond, 12 Songs (Columbia)
Our Lady Peace, Healthy in Paranoid Times (Columbia)
Chris Botti, To Love Again (Columbia)
Van Zant, Get Right with the Man (Columbia)
Switchfoot, Nothing is Sound (Columbia)
The Coral, The Invisible Invasion (Columbia)
Acceptance, Phantoms (Columbia)
Susie Suh, Susie Suh (Epic)
Amerie, Touch (Columbia)
Life of Agony, Broken Valley (Epic)
Horace Silver Quintet, Silver's Blue (Epic Legacy)
Gerry Mulligan, Jeru (Columbia Legacy)
Dexter Gordon, Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia Legacy)
The Bad Plus, Suspicious Activity (Columbia)
The Dead 60s, The Dead 60s (Epic)
Dion, The Essential Dion (Columbia Legacy)
Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten (Epic)
Ricky Martin, Life (Columbia)
Here are some tips as to Sony infected music cd's:
This is not a complete list. So how do you recognize other XCP-laden CDs in the wild?
Tip-off #1: on the front of the CD, at the left-most edge, in the transparent "spine", you'll see "CONTENT PROTECTED" along with the IFPI
copy-protection logo. A few photos make this clearer.
XCP Spine Label
Tip-off #2: on the back of the CD, on the bottom or right side, there will be a "Compatible with" disclosure box. Along with compatibility
information, the box also includes a URL where you can get help. The URL has a telltale admission buried in it: cp.sonybmg.com/xcp. That lets you know
that XCP is on this disc (discs protected with SunnComm have a different URL that includes "sunncomm").
If you haven't been infected yet, to protect yourself from XCP in the future, disable "autorun" on your Windows PC. Once you have done so, however,
these CDs may not be accessible under Windows unless you have specialized ripping software installed; these CDs are encoded in a way that
intentionally confuses standard Windows CD drivers. For a smarter audio grabber for Windows, you may want to consider using Exact Audio Copy, which
reportedly can read these CDs if you have turned off autorun and avoided infection by XCP.
Furthermore, it seems that Sony's "patch" cure can cause more problems yet:
"But, there’s more to the story, like how Sony’s patch can lead to a crashed system and data loss and how Sony is still making users jump through
hoops to get an uninstaller."
Here's a link:
Sorry for such a long post, but there is still so much information to get to u
*Post edited by mrmonsoon to add a linkto the article that quotes were taken from
[edit on 11/10/2005 by mrmonsoon]