Bloomberg.com: Asia – Sony Sued by Texas, Accusing of Putting `Spyware’ on Discs

“Sony has engaged in a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers,” Attorney General Greg Abbott said today in a statement. “Consumers who purchased a Sony CD thought they were buying music. Instead, they received spyware that can damage a computer, subject it to viruses and expose the consumer to possible identity crime.”

The article further states that the Texas AG has filed suit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the world’s second-largest record company over copyright-protection software it installed on compact discs.

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