The Ghost in the CD - New York Times: "And in one company's haste to limit the ripping and burning of CD's, a hornet's nest has been stirred. By the end of last week, that company, Sony BMG, which had embedded aggressive copy-protection software on the Van Zant CD and at least 19 others, suspended the use of that software after security companies classified it as malicious.
At least two Internet-borne worms were discovered attempting to take advantage of the program, which the CD's transferred to computers that played them. And the company was facing lawsuits accusing it of fraud and computer tampering in its efforts at digital rights management, or D.R.M. "
There are so many things wrong with what Sony has done here. The Majors have created an adversarial marketplace, simply because they could not keep up with technological advances and the changing market. Some time soon, I'll have more to say on Intellectual Property, but for now I'll say that I'm not "buying" a Sony CD any time soon.