[Dshield] Sony "rootkit" EULA

Ed Truitt ed.truitt at etee2k.net
Tue Nov 1 22:40:14 GMT 2005


And, since according to the blog entry, there is no "uninstall" for this program, and if you simply find/delete the files you will cripple your PC, I think you (the user) might well have grounds for a complaint.

-EdTr.
-----Original Message-----
From: "Fergie" <fergdawg at netzero.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 19:28:03 
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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-E D Truitt

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