Sony Ethics

1503 Words May 18th, 2012 7 Pages
Sony “Sony. Like no other.”, is Sony Corporations slogan and one could not describe it better. Sony is a multinational conglomerate that is a leading manufacturer of electronics, video, communications, and information technology. Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. However Sony is just like its slogan states, “Like no other”. In 2005 Sony incorporated the Extended Copy Protection and MediaMax CD-3 on a total of 102 different titles of music CDs. This company that seemed so harmless in the eye of the public may have more to it then one may think. Sony originally was founded by Masaru Ibuka who was later joined by Akio Morita. Masru started a radio repair shop in a bombed-out building in Tokyo, Japan. After …show more content…
Those who purchased a XCP CD will be paid $7.50 per CD and given the opportunity download a free album, or be able to download three albums from a limited list of albums if they give up their cash incentive. This only aplied to those whos computer were not infected. Those who have damages are able to take up their own lawsuit. On January 30, 2007 the US Federal Trade Commision announced a settlement with Sony BMG. The settlement required Sony to pay consumers up to $150 for damages that resulted from their attempts to remove the illegal software without the knowledge of doing it correctly. Sony BMG’s president, Thomas Hesse, told reporter Neda Ulaby “Most people, I think, don 't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?”(Hesse) This statement not only shows how immoral Sony BMG is. It also shows you that a company as big and as powerful as Sony can steal and install harmful programs on one’s computer without your knowledge. Sony soon came out with a software utility that was supposed to remove the rootkit from affected computers. As soon as it was released Mark Russinovich analyzed the software and relaved on his blog that software only unmasked the hidden rootkit files. It did

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