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Rechtliche Fragestellungen des SonyBMG Rootkit

Fred von Lohmann von der Electronic Frontier Foundation kommentiert in Law.com das SonyBMG – Rootkit: Sony BMG’s Copy-Protection Quagmire


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From a legal perspective, the many suits against Sony BMG will raise a welter of questions of first impression for the courts on whose dockets they appear. Whether those courts have an opportunity to rule on all of them may depend on whether Sony BMG opts to seek an early and comprehensive settlement aimed at repairing the damage that already has been done by its ill-considered copy-protection strategy. But irrespective of the outcome in these cases, counsel advising companies that distribute software with their products have been afforded a sneak preview of the kinds of legal actions that can be brought against clients that release defective software into the national marketplace.