[SpamCop-List] Re: [MEDIA] Beastie Boys CD installs virus
michael.spamcop at michaellefevre.com
Fri Jun 25 17:05:37 EDT 2004
> "D.F. Manno" <dommanno at netscape.net> wrote in message
> news:dommanno-9DAB46.17313924062004 at news.cesmail.net...
>> If the Register article is accurate
> It's not, it claims that the CD is installing a virus. The CD installs copy
> protection software/malware. Big difference but no one's noticed that.
Actually the Register article is particularly cautious (for them). They
just report that someone made the claim on a mailing list, and say they
can't confirm it.
> My opinion of the Beasties has, unfortunately, changed for the worse because
> of this.
Well they could sacrifice themselves on principle, but it's quite a lot to
ask. As their site points out, it's not something specific to their CD -
all the CDs on their label this protection, and they're not the only major
label to do so.
They've been going downhill since Ill Communication anyway, imho...
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