If you are like most people, you probably bought a Sony BMG CD and didn’t even realize that there was a problem with it. Well, there was. If you copied the CD onto your computer, you also had to copy this really bad software program. I don’t mean bad as in good, but bad as in, it may have exposed your computer to potential virii. OOPS!
Well, Sony was sued. And it looks like a settlement may have been reached. The Washington Post is reporting that a proposed settlement was reached, but it is awaiting court approval. (For the record, court approval is required in class action lawsuits like this one.) The settlement may include cash, replacement CDs and free downloads. Not a bad deal for consumers.
Hopefully Sony and the other CD labels have learned from this. It is not the end of Sony’s problems, but it may help consumers who bought Sony CDs without realizing the problems!