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Sony Offers Patch for Its Anti-Piracy Software

November 03, 2005|From Associated Press

After a chorus of criticism, Sony Corp.'s music division said it was distributing a free software patch to reveal hidden files that automatically installed onto hard drives when some of its music CDs were played on personal computers.

The offending technology was designed to thwart music piracy.

Sony BMG Music Entertainment and its partner, Britain-based First 4 Internet, said they decided to offer the patch as a precaution, not because of any security vulnerability, which some critics had alleged.

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