[Dshield] Sony "rootkit" EULA

Hardenbergh, John H, ALABS jhharde at att.com
Tue Nov 1 20:13:58 GMT 2005


Here's the line I love.
 
"YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS AND/OR ENTITLEMENT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN
CONNECTION WITH ANY DISPUTE THAT ARISES OUT OF OR RELATES IN ANY WAY TO
THIS EULA OR THE SOFTWARE"

So after you trash your machine trying to de-install the software and
even if you think you still have a case against them after reading all
the liability fine print, you will never see the inside of a court room.

JHH

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[mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Fergie
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 2:28 PM
To: list at lists.dshield.org
Subject: [Dshield] Sony "rootkit" EULA

Something I missed earlier:

 http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/sony-eula.htm

No more assumption -- read it for yourself. ;-)

Nested in the EULA:

[snip]

"As soon as you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of
the EULA, this CD will automatically install a small proprietary
software program (the "SOFTWARE") onto YOUR COMPUTER.  The SOFTWARE is
intended to protect the audio files embodied on the CD, and it may also
facilitate your use of the DIGITAL CONTENT.  Once installed, the
SOFTWARE will reside on YOUR COMPUTER until removed or deleted.
However, the SOFTWARE will not be used at any time to collect any
personal information from you, whether stored on YOUR COMPUTER or
otherwise."

[snip]

- ferg


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