Texas Sues Sony Under Anti-Spyware Law
November 21, 2005 at 11:35 AM (PT)
TEXAS today filed suit against SONY BMG under the state's new anti-spyware law, saying anti-piracy technology the company slipped into music CDs leaves computers vulnerable to hackers (see NET NEWS 11/10, 11/14, and 11/17), reports the AP.
"People buy these CDs to listen to music," said TEXAS Attorney General GREG ABBOTT. "What they don't bargain for is the consumer invasion that is unleashed by SONY BMG."
The TEXAS spyware law allows the state to recover up to $100,000 in damages for each violation. ABBOTT said there were thousands of violations, and that any money would go to the state.
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