So, just what was Sony thinking? Now that the first class-action lawsuit has been filed in California, I’m sure more details on that topic will eventually emerge. Since Sony licenses the software from First 4, it may not have known all of the niceties of just how the software worked. I would not be surprised if First 4 will be required to indemnify Sony from the lawsuits over the use of its software.
So what else has happened since my last post?
There is no way for customers to find the patch from Sony BMG’s main web page The patch decloaks in an unsafe manner that can crash Windows, despite my warning to the First 4 Internet developers Access to the uninstaller is gated by two forms and an ActiveX control The uninstaller is locked to a single computer, preventing deployment in a corporation