Sony Surrenders In Anti-Piracy Scandal

Law360, New York (January 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Bombarded by class action lawsuits over its failed anti-piracy technology, music entertainment giant Sony BMG has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs that accused the company of putting consumers’ computers at risk.

The deal, which could cost Sony upwards of $50 million, offers consumers a copy of the compact music disk without the flawed software or a digital download of the CD’s contents. They may also be further compensated depending on the type of software found on the CD.

“The proposed settlement will...
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