[NetBehaviour] Boycott Sony

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Nov 17 01:18:53 CET 2005

Boycott Sony

By Dan Goodin

After weeks of criticism, Sony has finally agreed to temporarily stand 
down on an abusive and likely illegal copy -restriction practice. Hold 
the applause.

On Friday, the world's second-biggest record label pledged to 
temporarily stop making CDs that leave computers vulnerable to security 
breaches. This is a step in the right direction, but it does not go 
nearly far enough toward correcting a serious ethical lapse. In fact, it 
is proof positive that Sony is unworthy of our trust or our business.

A lot has been written about this issue already. But a lot more needs to 
be said to ensure Sony gets the message: This kind of behavior can never 
be tolerated. It may be unrealistic to think many will heed this call, 
but someone’s got to say it: Boycott Sony. Boycott the company until it 
comes clean and recalls all the infected CDs. Boycott it until it 
distributes a removal program. Boycott it until it promises never to do 
anything like this again.


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