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Sony will pay 1,5 million USD for their computer virus

Date: December 21, 2006
By: Jay Wrolstad

Record label Sony Relevant Products/Services BMG Entertainment will pay $1.5 million, plus restitution to consumers, to settle lawsuits brought against the company a year ago by the states of California and Texas over Sony's use of a controversial technology intended to stop consumers from making illegal copies of CDs.

Each state will receive $622,000 in civil penalties and $128,000 in legal fees. Sony has agreed to provide refunds of up to $175 to consumers in Texas and California for computer repairs associated with removing the offending digital rights management (DRM) software from their PCs.
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