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Sony litigation update #2

Nov 28, 20051 min
Data CenterIntellectual PropertyMalware

Following the Gibbsblog update on Sony’s legal situation there’s a good article on the latest happenings in the Sony BMG fracas over on Sterophile.

Basically, Sony BMG artists are generally displeased that their record sales are down the tubes and the State of Texas wants $100,000 for each violation of the Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act of 2005.

Yep, Sony BMG is going to be heavily fined but I’m still hoping to see Thomas Hesse (Sony BMG’s CEO) and other senior executives do some jail time — given that the damages could be $1 billion this could be the greatest white collar crime in history!


Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

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