Sony BMG Music Entertainment is suing a company that developed antipiracy software for CDs, the AP reports in a story in Forbes.
Sony claims the technology was defective and cost it millions of dollars to settle consumer complaints and government investigations. It filed a summons against The Amergence Group Inc., formerly SunnComm International, which developed MediaMax CD copy-protection technology.
AP said Sony BMG is seeking to recover $12 million in damages. The Amergence Group “vowed to fight what it described as unwarranted allegations,” AP reported.
Sony BMG began including MediaMax on some of its CDs in 2003 and shipped about 4 million CDs equipped with the technology in 2005.