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Amazon Recalling Sony CRM CD's
The Handlers received an email this morning from Mike with information that he received from Amazon.  Mike had bought a CD from Amazon containing the Sony DRM Software.  The email stated in part:

"The Sony CD(s) listed above contain XCP digital rights management
(DRM) software. Due to security concerns raised about the use of CDs containing this software on PCs, Sony has recalled these CDs and has asked Amazon.com to remove all unsold CDs with XCP software from our store."

It appears that Sony is finally stepping up to the plate and attempting to take care of the problem. Problem is - how many people have the stuff already installed on their computers? How many even understand what the problem is?
And how many will actually take the time and/or spend the money to ensure that they completely get rid of the program?

I think that Sony needs to be held financially responsible and needs to help make sure that this problem is addressed. Of course, this is just my personal opinion. 

Deborah

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