Police Called In To Investigate Sony
A leading software company has accused Sony of spying on tens of thousands of people who buy Sony music CD’s.
Computer Associates said that new anticopying software Sony is using to discourage pirating of its music also secretly collects information from any computer that plays the discs including hundreds of people in Australia who buy BMG Sony music. One of the world’s largest software and information technology companies, Computer Associates is the latest to wade into the growing controversy over Sony’s efforts to curb theft and illegal pirating of its music.In Europe Police have been called in to investigate Sony’s actions.
An Italian digital rights organisation has taken the first steps to possible criminal charges over the XCP software which, it was recently discovered cloaks itself on users’ computers and communicates with Sony servers over the Internet.