After quietly distributing copy-protected CDs for months, Sony BMG was caught flat-footed when computer professionals discovered the music company's software created serious security risks. Within weeks, more than 10 class action lawsuits were filed against Sony BMG in state and federal courts. That experience, says Fred von Lohmann, is quickly shaping up as an object lesson in the legal risks that companies can face when they distribute faulty software and mislead the public.
Sony BMG's Copy-Protection Quagmire
Special to Law.com
December 19, 2005