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Sony BMG won't be held accountable for its dangerous DRM if music fans don't have an easy way to learn about the flawed software, the settlement, and how to submit claims. By posting a banner on your website or blog, you can help music fans protect themselves and get what they deserve. [via A Copyfighter's Musings]
posted by signal (16 comments total)

 
Settle up with Sony BMG
posted by signal at 9:37 AM on March 14, 2006


I don't think "Settle up with Sony BMG" is the sort of slogan that'll encourage people unaware of the issues to take part.
posted by docgonzo at 9:40 AM on March 14, 2006


Anyone who bought a Celine Dion CD already got what they deserved.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:44 AM on March 14, 2006


The wider issue is the blancmange of intellectual property laws: an out of control patent office, false equation of intellectual property with property, and legislation literally written by the content monopolies.

IMHO, the best way out is to encourage ultra-strict enforcement of all these laws so that more people get pissed off about them. Selective enforcement stinks and chills.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 9:52 AM on March 14, 2006


It is ironic how the rootkit fiasco only affected those law abiding citizens who paid for the physical media and not the people it needs to tackle, the ones who just download their media.

The lesson, appears clear. Dont bother buying cds cos it will only get your computer infested with spyware, virii and trojans. So download it to be safe...
posted by 13twelve at 10:05 AM on March 14, 2006


Will the music industry just hurry up and fucking die already?
posted by wakko at 10:08 AM on March 14, 2006


Also, a good use of your $7.50 is to ... donate it to the EFF. More people need to support the EFF.
posted by wakko at 10:13 AM on March 14, 2006


The problem with this settlement is that you have to admit to having bought some of this trash and have restrained yourself from putting it into the microwave before now.
posted by phearlez at 10:31 AM on March 14, 2006


I bought one of their Walkman MP3 Players. The software is absolute shit. Can't even buy stuff from their own wesite let alone Napster or Itunes that don't support it at all. Don't go near it. Just lucky it works with Morpheus. Buy an Ipod...
posted by terrymiles at 10:36 AM on March 14, 2006


The corporate MadLib:

It is ironic how the ________ fiasco only affected those law abiding citizens who _________ and not the people it needs to tackle, the ones who just __________.
posted by NationalKato at 10:53 AM on March 14, 2006


Buy an Ipod...

No.
posted by srboisvert at 11:00 AM on March 14, 2006


Also, a good use of your $7.50 is to ... donate it to the EFF. More people need to support the EFF.

Or, go to a show for a band without a record deal.
posted by Jairus at 1:10 PM on March 14, 2006


Don't buy an iPod, buy a Rio Carbon or a Zen Touch or a Neuros II or a Peps iBlue.
posted by Drexen at 1:25 PM on March 14, 2006


SIGN MY INTERNET PETITION.
posted by klangklangston at 1:27 PM on March 14, 2006


I'm not such a huge fan of settlements. It's such a pittance for Sony that it doesn't compensate for their behavior, nor does it deter other companies from pulling the same shit but jsut keeping it better hidden. If individuals committed this crime, they'd be put in jail for years. Instead of this tiny tiny payout on their part, I'd rather see Sony forced to get out of the music business, or destroyed (after they release the PS3, though :-).

Maybe I'm just bitter because I'm not party to the settlement.
posted by breath at 3:23 PM on March 14, 2006


Own up. Who here wouldn't buy one of Dexen's Peps iBlues?
posted by twine42 at 3:43 PM on March 14, 2006


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