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Wholesale criminal charges?

UPDATE: “Sony BMG Music Entertainment offering $7.50 and a free album download” not $7 as I had reported below.

How does Sony get away with infecting millions and receiving only a $7 fine? Anyone (and by that I mean people not corporate entities) else would receive jail time for attacking 15 million PCs.

“I have yet to see a rootkit which did not raise security concerns, and am skeptical that there can be legitimate use of technologies that hide files from the user in an effort to thwart user control of their own computer,” says Kurt Opsahl, staff attorney at EFF.

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