Sony BMG to Settle Class Action Lawsuit

Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to a settlement that would end a nationwide class-action lawsuit brought against the company over security flaws in anti-piracy software that it shipped on millions of music CDs.

The Sunbelt Software blog has a copy of the proposed settlement in the case, which was brought last month by a New York-based attorney on behalf of customers throughout the country who bought the affected CDs.

Sunbelt says the document it obtained is a preliminary settlement that was filed seeking judicial approval. After reading the document, I did a little investigating of my own using the court's PACER document lookup system and found another document -- a hearing order -- indicating that Sony BMG and the plaintiffs reached an agreement on Dec. 27 to settle the case. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 30th December 2005 2:54AM