Well, it didn't take long for the frenzy to start. First, via Steph, I get an email informing me that the State of Texas has sued Sony. When it comes to computer shennanigans, the message is clear: don't mess with Texas.
Similarly, don't mess with LawGeek. His Electronic Freedom Foundation has sued in California. Both the Geek and Joe have links and details.
LawGeek also has related stories. The first is merely distateful. Sony's tech honcho failing upward into a new job with...a firm develops DRM software. The glass is half-full take is that at least he knows what not to do.
The second item is downright and completely suck. Instead of Sony buying back their own crap, the Army and Airforce are doing it instead. Your tax dollars, hard at work in the fight for digital Luddites.
And then there is this analogy to put the whole thing in context:
I will write on a huge cement block "BY ACCEPTING THIS BRICK THROUGH YOUR WINDOW, YOU ACCEPT IT AS IS AND AGREE TO MY DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS WELL AS DISCLAIMERS OF ALL LIABILITY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL, THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE INSTALLATION OF THIS BRICK INTO YOUR BUILDING." And then hurl it through the window of a Sony officer and run like hell