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Monday, June 17, 2002

Class Action Over Copy Protected CDs

The Milberg Wiess law firm, known for its pursuit of shareholder derivative class actions, filed a lawsuit against five record labels last week on behalf of consumers injured by anti-copy protection incorporated into music CDs. [Via] This should get people's attention... More from the Mercury News and the Manila Business World. I haven't read the complaint, but I'm assuming California Business & Profession Code Sections 17200 (unfair business practices) and 17500 (false advertising) receive at least honorable mentions. And as Kevin Marks pointed out awhile ago on Reading Gonzo Engaged, it is not inconceivable that California Penal Code Section 502 might eventually get some play over this issue.

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