Sony BMG Settles Piracy Cases

Law360, New York (December 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sony BMG has settled cases brought by prosecutors in California and Texas over the company’s failed anti-piracy technology intended to restrict the number of times a music CD could be copied.

The music company agreed to pay $1.5 to the two states in settlements, which were disclosed Tuesday. It will also be liable for payments to consumers who can show their computers were damaged by the software.

The states had alleged that Sony BMG distributed music CD titles in California and Texas that contained “digital rights...
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