Record companies fight dirty in P2P wars – Risk Your PC’s Health for a Song?

Yeah, I’ve explored the P2P networks over the years. Can’t say I ever found much worth the effort, but then, maybe I didn’t have the right decoder ring to get to the good stuff. This latest round of crap from Overpeer/Loudeye on behalf of the MPAA/RIAA is a pretty cheap tactic, though.

PC World has learned that some Windows Media files on peer-to-peer networks such as Kazaa contain code that can spawn a string of pop-up ads and install adware. They look just like regular songs or short videos in Windows Media format, but launch ads instead of media clips.