Sony has finally made the rational decision to stop shipping CD’s containing this software, albeit temporarily. The emergence of a Trojan Horse that was exploiting the hole opened by their software was probably largely responsible for this. Sadly, I am sure that in the near future we will see more misguided attempts by the music companies to control exactly how their music is used by the consumer. We can only hope that the next iteration of this type of repressive software will not compromise the security of their customers’ computers in the process.
Posted by Jeff