Psst, Sony BMG. You’ve been at the forefront of the music labels’ anti-piracy efforts, right? After all, you were part of the successful RIAA effort to sue a single mom for $222,000 for sharing 24 songs. I take it you’re against piracy in any form?
A small software company has accused major label Sony/BMG of software piracy, in a reversal of the normal orientation of piracy cases between major labels and the rest of the world.
PointDev, which makes Windows administration software, claims that a raid on Sony/BMG servers revealed that as much as 47 percent of the software used by the company can be considered to have been pirated under French law, according to Zeropaid’s Google translation of the initial report…
The best part is that the Business Software Alliance raid was apparently triggered when a Sony IT worker asked for technical support for a program called Ideal Migration and provided a pirated software key.
There’s nothing like starting your morning with a steaming cup of schadenfreude.