February 15, 2006 | By Rebecca Jeschke

Time to Settle Up with Sony BMG

If you were upset about Sony BMG's dangerous digital rights management (DRM) released in millions of CDs last year, now is the time show that you care. The settlement process has begun in EFF's class action lawsuit against the entertainment giant. Music fans who bought the affected CDs can submit claims for clean CDs. Some customers are also eligible for extra downloads.

There are two big reasons you should take the time to fill out the claim forms. First, it will get you what you thought you were buying in the first place: music that will play on all your electronic devices without installing sneaky software. But this is also a way to show Sony BMG -- and the entire entertainment industry -- how important this issue is to you. If you take the time to claim the product you deserve, maybe other music labels will think twice before wrapping songs in DRM.


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

A report by @caparsons on how unaccountable telecom practices and policies threaten Canadians: https://eff.org/r.bth6

May 27 @ 4:16pm

Heard of TPP or TTIP? TISA is another trade agreement making rules for the Internet, just as secretive but bigger: https://eff.org/r.95nc

May 27 @ 3:59pm

In San Francisco? Join EFF Saturday for a panel on art & surveillance as part of the SF International Arts Festival. https://eff.org/r.sicm

May 27 @ 3:55pm
JavaScript license information