November 10, 2005 5:18 AM PST

Suit targets Sony BMG anti-piracy technology

Lawsuit claims Sony BMG didn't disclose true nature of its digital rights management system for CDs.

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About time someone sued them for doing an obviously illigal thing in then name of profit.
Posted by Oleg Simkin (53 comments )
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CDs already on store shelves should go too.
Undoubtedly there will be many more victoms after this problem is out of the news and people have generally forgotten about it. I hope the new generations of anti-spyware will check for this as a matter of routine.
Posted by KCDoug (1 comment )
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It was only a matter of time.
Since there probably wasn't a "shrink wrap" legal license that the end user had to agree with, they are most likely going to lose.

Its a shame that this is a civil case.

The US AG should consider criminal charges as well.
Posted by dargon19888 (412 comments )
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where does it end?
Sony BMG pirates LGPL software to prevent piracy of IP to which they hold rights. Sony BMG labels, as of Nov 2005, include:

Arista Records
BMG Classics
BMG Heritage
BMG International Companies
Columbia Records
Epic Records
J Records
Jive Records
LaFace Records
Legacy Recordings
Provident Music Group
RCA Records
RCA Victor Group
RLG - Nashville
Sony Classical
Sony Music International
Sony Music Nashville
Sony Wonder
Sony Urban Music
So So Def Records
Verity Records

So, given that Sony BMG has flagrantly exposed their PAYING customers (the non-pirates in this den) to vulnerabilities with both their pirated piracy protection program and a further botched attempt at removal software that e v e n further exposes my systems to further vulnerabilities because of their arrogant use of an insecure and inempt active-X plugin design, how do I PURCHASE music these days? I am certainly not going to purchase anything further from a company that so disrespects and damages their PAYING customers!

Where can I purchase music??!!
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