Judge gives nod to Sony BMG copy-protection deal

Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 3:15 PM EST

A federal judge Friday gave preliminary approval to a deal that would settle several lawsuits filed against Sony BMG Music over flawed copy-protection programs. The judge in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, set the wheels in motion for buyers of specific Sony BMG music CDs to add their names to the class-action lawsuits, and receive cash payments and/or additional album download privileges.

At Security Pipeline.

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