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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