Thursday, July 12, 2007

Now Sony BMG kicks downwards

You might have thought that, having settled with the people on whose computers they installed malware on their machines, Sony BMG would write off the USD5.75million and try to move on.

Not a bit of it. They're now suing The Amergence Group Inc, blaming their technology for getting them into trouble in the first place.

Amergence say 'we're sorry, this has nothing to do with us':

In a statement, The Amergence Group vowed to fight what it described as unwarranted allegations by Sony BMG.

The company also suggested that lawsuits against Sony BMG over CD copy-protection primarily stemmed from Sony's use of another technology.

This one sounds like it's going to be fun.

Sony is looking for about USD12m in damages, which effectively would mean they'd be making a profit on the whole deal. How sweet is that, eh?


karlt said...

I think you may have linked to the wrong story there Simon; could you give the correct link, because it sounds quite an interesting story. On a similar note, I start work on Monday with one of the architects of Microsoft's DRM technology, which should be interesting...

Franco said...

I think that figure was just the payout to disgruntled customers and doesn't include lawyers fees (for defending the original case and suing Amergence), marketing fees (trying to deal with the negative publicity) and executive fees (trouser laundry fees all round).

simon h b said...


That's what you get for blogging late at night...

I've fixed the link, but here it is again.


I wonder if your new colleague will have little post-it notes on his things in the fridge.

M.C. Glammer said...

It may not be like it at all but this reminds me of a burglar taking a dump in your bedroom then blaming El Paso.

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