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Friday, January 13, 2006

SonyBMG Offers Settlement to Copy Protected CD Suits

SonyBMG Music has submitted a tentative settlement to a class action suit over damages to users' PCs caused by CD copy protection technologies from First4Internet and SummComm. The settlement, which requires a judge's approval, calls for consumers to get exchanges for non-protected CDs, cash refunds, and merchandise credits. More importantly, SonyBMG is agreeing to abandon its use of current versions of both First4Internet's XCP and SunnComm's MediaMax technologies. Parties to the suit include the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the State of Texas.

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