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    BMG Music Service Recalling CD's

    http://theedge.bostonherald.com/musi...ticleid=112552


    The music giant has announced plans to recall an estimated 5 million CDs outfitted with controversial copy-protection software that could expose computers to harm.
    The suspect CDs employ XCP copy-protection software, developed for Sony BMG by British vendor First4Internet. The software installs a “rootkit,” which acts like a Trojan horse virus by hiding its existence from users and making computers vulnerable to hacker activity and system crashes.


    Approximately 50 Sony BMG titles by 20 artists including Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan and Ricky Martin contain XCP software. Last week the company suspended the manufacture of these CDs. Yesterday Sony BMG announced it will institute a mail-in program to allow consumers to exchange CDs with XCP software for CDs without copy-protection. Sony BMG also asked retailers to remove the CDs from their shelves.
    Only computers running Windows operating systems are affected. Apple computers are immune. Consumers who listen to the CD only on stereos or portable CD players are also safe.
    Though Sony BMG was unable to provide a comprehensive list of CDs with the XCP protection, these CDs have been identified as having the software:
    # Neil Diamond, “12 Songs”

    # Celine Dion, “On Ne Change Pas”

    # Ricky Martin, “Life”

    # Van Zant, “Get Right with the Man”

    # Sarah McLachlan, “Bloom Remix Album”

    # Natasha Bedingfield, “Unwritten”

    # Burt Bacharach, “At This Time”

    # Chris Botti, “To Love Again”

    # Cyndi Lauper, “The Body Acoustic”

    # Pete Seeger, “The Essential Pete Seeger”

    # All Star-Tribute to Luther Vandross, “So Amazing”

    # Trey Anastasio, “Shine”

    # The Bad Plus, “Suspicious Activity”
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    Yeah I hate that XCP copy protection. It is a big snafu for Sony. Be aware that if you had any of these CD's you can get one without the copy protection junk on there from Sony. They are recalling them all! LOL
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    i don't know if i'd own up to owning any of those :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubchick
    i don't know if i'd own up to owning any of those :p
    LOL LOL LOL LOL

    Gabriel

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    Originally Posted by clubchick
    i don't know if i'd own up to owning any of those :p
    There is nothing wrong with Sarah McLachlan. :28: :p
    Last edited by Faerieglamour; 11-17-2005 at 08:30 PM.

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    I always get all my CD's I order from BMG, and then some, I always send them back, The trick is to pay with a check, instead of a credit card

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    Sony has created a list of all the CD's and how to exchange them.
    You can exchange your SONY BMG compact discs (CDs) containing XCP content protection software for replacement versions of the same CD(s) without the XCP software. Please confirm that your CD(s) is among the titles and versions listed below and then select from the list the titles of the CD(s) you wish to exchange. Then click “continue.”

    In the page that follows, you will be asked to provide the shipping information in the United States to which you would like to have the replacement CD sent. In addition, you will have the option of selecting whether you would like to receive MP3 files of the title(s) in addition to your replacement CD(s).
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    news that sony stole their "anti-piracy" software..

    http://today.reuters.com/news/newsAr...OPENSOURCE.xml
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    Court OKs Sony "rootkit" CD settlement
    A New York judge has given a preliminary approval to the settlement of consumers' lawsuits against Sony BMG Music Entertainment, according to an Associated Press report.
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    Consumers who bought one of the CDs will also be given the choice of receiving a cash payment of $7.50, and the rights to download one album online, or the ability to download three albums online.
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