December 21, 2005 | By Kurt Opsahl

Don't Mess With Texas Part II

The Texas Attorney General announced today that Texas is expanding its lawsuit against Sony BMG to include the SunnComm MediaMax CDs, which are also part of EFF's lawsuit against Sony BMG. The Texas AG's press release explained:

The Attorney General alleges the company's "MediaMax" technology for copy protection violates the state's spyware and deceptive trade practices laws in that consumers who use these CDs are offered a license agreement, but even if consumers reject that agreement, files are secretly installed on their computers that pose additional security risks to those systems.

In addition, today the Texas AG sent a letter to retailers, warning them against continuing to sell Sony BMG's CDs with the XCP technology. This comes on top of the Illinois Attorney General's Consumer Alert about XCP and MediaMax CDs released last week.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Perú: Hasta el Cardenal Juan Luis Cipriani critica la vigilancia descontrolada. https://eff.org/r.c2sx #leystalker

Aug 1 @ 9:57am

Brasil: Proposta da lei de Proteção de Dados Pessoais abre portas para intromissão do Estado. https://eff.org/r.ml6l

Aug 1 @ 8:40am

Breaking: No TPP deal reached in Hawaii, announce trade ministers.

Jul 31 @ 8:06pm
JavaScript license information