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List of Sony Rootkit Infected CDs

Posted by Xavier Ashe on November 10, 2005

Trey Anastasio, Shine (Columbia)
Celine Dion, On ne Change Pas (Epic)
Neil Diamond, 12 Songs (Columbia)
Our Lady Peace, Healthy in Paranoid Times (Columbia)
Chris Botti, To Love Again (Columbia)
Van Zant, Get Right with the Man (Columbia)
Switchfoot, Nothing is Sound (Columbia)
The Coral, The Invisible Invasion (Columbia)
Acceptance, Phantoms (Columbia)
Susie Suh, Susie Suh (Epic)
Amerie, Touch (Columbia)
Life of Agony, Broken Valley (Epic)
Horace Silver Quintet, Silver's Blue (Epic Legacy)
Gerry Mulligan, Jeru (Columbia Legacy)
Dexter Gordon, Manhattan Symphonie (Columbia Legacy)
The Bad Plus, Suspicious Activity (Columbia)
The Dead 60s, The Dead 60s (Epic)
Dion, The Essential Dion (Columbia Legacy)
Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten (Epic)
Ricky Martin, Life (Columbia) (labeled as XCP, but, oddly, our disc had no protection
My Morning Jacket, Z
Santana, All That I Am
Sarah McLachlan, Bloom Remix Album

This is not a complete list. So how do you recognize other XCP-laden CDs in the wild?

Tip-off #1: on the front of the CD, at the left-most edge, in the
transparent “spine”, you'll see “CONTENT PROTECTED” along with the IFPI
copy-protection logo. A few photos make this clearer.

Tip-off #2: on the back of the CD, on the bottom or right side,
there will be a “Compatible with” disclosure box. Along with
compatibility information, the box also includes a URL where you can
get help. The URL has a telltale admission buried in it:
cp.sonybmg.com/xcp. That lets you know that XCP is on this disc (discs
protected with SunnComm have a different URL that includes “sunncomm”).

From EFF.

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