So, what should activist people do? Do they boycott all Bertelsmann owned properties? If they lived in Germany that would be almost impossible. My suggestion would be to boycott the product that Sony-BMG puts out-their music CDs.
Does this mean that there is no reason to hate Sony? No, they still did some pretty rotten things like getting lik-sang shut down, putting ARccOS copy protection that makes DVDs unreadable in a small number of DVD players, and getting FixVTS and Ripit4me (a combination of programs that bypass ARccOS) shut down. A reasonable person can still dislike Sony for those things, just not for the rootkit.