I am amazed this story isn’t getting more play in the U.S. For years Sony BMG has gone after music downloaders and now it turns out they are the pirates:
The story centres on French software developer, PointDev, which makes administrative tools for Windows. According to Ars Technica, the company recently received a call from a Sony BMG IT employee asking for support.
Unfortunately for the individual and for Sony BMG the employee supplied PointDev with a pirated licence code. A subsequent raid on Sony BMG’s servers by the Business Software Alliance revealed that up to 47 per cent of the company’s software was pirated.
So should the new Sony motto be “don’t steal from us, but we will steal from you”?. It sure sounds like it. I got a feeling they are working hard to keep this out of the press as much as possible.