I’ve just stumbled upon this article stating the the IFPI – the international equivalent of the RIAA – has just released a virus that will delete your P2P software.
Now I find this act to be criminal.
All the recent worm writers that were caught and legal action was taken against them. This virus is sponsored by an organization and as much as they’d like to fight P2P piracy, writing a virus and deleting software from my computer without my knowledge IS a CRIME!
What’s next? They will start crawling my machine searching for all files with the name “Beatles” in it and delete it? What if I’ve written my PhD thesis on beatles?
I wish someone would hold them accounted for their actions.