Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd May 2006 16:53 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
Multimedia, AV Millions of music fans will be given free music downloads or money to compensate for flawed anti-piracy software on CDs from label Sony BMG. The final approval to the settlement for lawsuits against the music giant was granted by a US judge on Monday. Sony BMG was accused of using copy protection program on CDs that left computers vulnerable to hackers. The episode caused much embarrassment for the world's second largest music label.
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by jacquouille on Tue 23rd May 2006 17:36 UTC
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"In a statement, Sony BMG, said it was pleased with the settlement."

I can understand that. Not only this costs almost nothing to sony, but this amounts to an advertising campaign. Very good for them!

What I can't understand is that a judge can be stupid enough to grant approval to such a settlement.

Reminds me of another US judge who approved a settlement in a microsoft lawsuit whereby the company would have to grant a certain number of free ms-office licenses.

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