01 February 2007

US - Sony CD row compensation agreed

Record label Sony BMG is to reimburse consumers up to $150 (£76) for damage to computers caused by CDs with hidden anti-piracy software. The Federal Trade Commission said the anti-piracy software wrongly limited the devices on which music could be played to those made by Sony or Microsoft. About seven million of the CDs were sold and the Digital Rights Management software installed itself on consumers' computers without their knowledge or consent.