Digital Rights Management (DRM) Software Contained Security Flaws
SONY BMG Music Entertainment, SunnComm International, Inc. and First 4 Internet, Ltd. have agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit involving security flaws in the digital rights management software contained on millions of SONY BMG music CDs.
Girard Gibbs achieved the proposed settlement in its capacity as court-appointed co-lead counsel in the class action lawsuit, In re SONY BMG CD Technologies Litigation, Case No. 1:05-cv-9575-NRB, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The settlement resolved claims that SONY BMG, SunnComm and First 4 Internet engaged in deceptive conduct in designing, manufacturing and selling CDs containing Extended Copy Protection (“XCP”) and MediaMax software without adequately disclosing the limitations the software imposes on the use of the CDs and the security vulnerabilities the software creates.