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.

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