12/29/2005

Sony settles class action lawsuit over DRM

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:48 am

The record label has agreed to offer US customers money and free downloads to encourage them to replace CDs that secretly install rootkit software.

Sony BMG has struck a deal with the plaintiffs involved in a class action lawsuit over copy-restriction software it used in music CDs, according to a settlement document filed at a New York court on Wednesday.

The record label has agreed to compensate buyers of CDs that contained the XCP and MediaMax DRM programs, and to provide software utilities to allow consumers to uninstall both types of software from their computer.

Source: ZDnet

 

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