RIAA president: It’s okay to install rootkits! Everyone else does it!

This is what you call a typical “business person” talking about things he doesn’t understand and still wants to have an opinion about it. In the business world, we deem this the “stupid management syndrome.” RIAA president, Cary Sherman addressed the Sony issue at a press conference recently:

“They have apologized for their mistake, ceased manufacture of CDs with that technology,and pulled CDs with that technology from store shelves. Seems very responsible to me. How many times that software applications created the same problem? Lots. I wonder whether they’ve taken as aggressive steps as SonyBMG has when those vulnerabilities were discovered, or did they just post a patch on the Internet?”

Cory let’s Cary know that this is what the rest of the world calls a “criminal enterprise.” No doubt. Only people that install rootkits ARE criminals or security professionals that are testing on their own test systems. This is not your ordinary Windows Update and not even the great and powerful Microsoft would try that sort of thing.
What’s amusing is that now RIAA is experiencing a terrible backlash from the Sony/BMG rootkit issue. No one is willing to pull a Sony, and they’re defending a practice that only blackhat hackers would attempt on people’s computers.
One arbitrary thing that I just HAVE to mention. Best quote from backlash article, “Lawyers don’t have any better understanding of technology than a cow does algebra.”
BoingBoing < Malbela