Texas Attorney General expands case against Sony

By Derek Sooman on December 22, 2005, 6:07 PM
A number of new allegations that reflect harm to consumers who purchased certain CDs from Sony are being added to the Texas against Sony lawsuit.

In his latest allegations against the music giant, Attorney General Greg Abbott invoked the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The Attorney General alleges the company's "MediaMax" technology for copy protection violates the state's spyware and deceptive trade practices laws.

Consumers who use these CDs are offered a license agreement, he argued, but even if consumers reject that agreement, files are secretly installed on their computers that pose additional security risks to those systems.

The Attorney General contests that additional ways in which Sony deceived customers keep coming to light, and that thousands of Texans are now potential victims of Sony. Don't think you've heard the last of this - itís set to explode.

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