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December 21, 2006

Sony BMG Settles the State Lawsuits Over DRM

Sony BMG has settled the case with 39 states over the root kit fiasco that surfaced a little longer than a year ago.  The settlement includes $4.25 million and reimbursement for consumers who had damaged computers as a result of trying to uninstall the DRM foisted on them by copy protected CDs.  Saying the the programs were hostile to uninstallation is an understatement. Sony has been chastened a bit since the story broke.  They haven't issued a DRM covered CD since the scandal and the suits.  This settlement covers 39 states and is in addition to settlement on Tuesday with California and Texas for $1.5 million dollars.

The International Herald Tribune has the story.

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