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Sony BMG Settles FTC Charges

Law360 (January 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to clearly advertise that its CDs contain anti-piracy software that limits copies and monitors user listening habits as part of an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, the agency said Tuesday.

The FTC accused the music company of violating federal law by selling CDs without telling consumers that they would need to install software before they could access the CD’s contents on a computer. In fact, the software installed components on the computer even when the user rejected the installation....
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