New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is following his Texas colleague Greg Abbott’s lead. Texas filed suit last week that Sony violated Texas anti-spyware laws.
Spitzer’s initial investigation is already turning up some interesting information–like the fact that Sony CDs with the copyright software are still on the shelves despite being recalled last week. As detailed in a BusinessWeek article the CD fiasco is also starting to actually hinder musicians whose recordings were sold on the CDs. So clearly Sony’s got lots of work repairing the relationship with impacted artists.
The piece goes on to say:
Sony’s situation is a business case that every security chief and CIO should be following and learning from as no one, and I mean no one, would want to ever be in their shoes.