Sony BMG Accused of Software Piracy

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News Posted: Tue, Apr 1 2008 11:13 AM

Yes, it's that same Sony BMG that was so protective of its music content that it began installing rootkit-like DRM software on consumers' PCs. That same Sony BMG has been accused of software piracy.

Small French software developer PointDev is suing Sony BMG saying it uses pirated copies of PointDev's Ideal Migration software.

The application manages Windows domain consolidations and provides migration tools to move networks to Windows 2000 and 2003. Sony is being accused of using this software without a license.

Its offices were raided in January after PointDev obtained a search warrant from the courts.

In those raids, at least four servers were found with unlicensed copies of Ideal Migration on them. They were seized as evidence, which PointDev has used as a basis for its suit against the company.

"We are not interested in an amicable settlement. It is not just a question of money but more importantly in principle," CEO Agustoni Paul-Henry said. He also implies that piracy may be a problem overall within the company.

No amicable settlement?  But even the RIAA gives downloaders a way out!

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frg1 replied on Tue, Apr 1 2008 12:38 PM

 thats great

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Sony will pay them off and nothing more will come of it.. thats the difference in corprate piracy and 13 year old downloading mp3's at grandmas house.. They can afford to pay huge amounts of money suing a 83 year old women for 100,000 is just silly.
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Nice, I certainly hope this is true.

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AjayD replied on Tue, Apr 1 2008 9:07 PM
It is extremely satisfying to see Sony BMG get a taste of their own medicine. Lets see how they like getting sued for piracy.


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frg1 replied on Tue, Apr 1 2008 11:14 PM

just looked at the day this was posted hope its true still though 

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That's why I think most news should be posted on April 2, instead.  But this one is legit.  It's on enough news sites out there.  And good, I say.  If Sony BMG are hypocrates then let them get what's coming to them.


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