Second Sony rootkit settlement ups payout to $5.75M


Sony BMG Music Entertainment's botched attempt to stop unauthorized music copying has cost the company another $4.25 million.

Two days after reaching settlements worth a combined total of $1.5 million with Texas and California, Sony on Thursday agreed to pay another 40 states the money to end investigations into its use of two copy protection programs: First 4 Internet Ltd.'s XCP (extended copy protection), and MediaMax, written by SunnComm International Inc.

In a statement, Sony said it was pleased with Thursday's settlements. Second Sony rootkit settlement ups payout to $5.75M

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