The Dog Bites Back

Here’s a turn up for the books, consumers suing music companies:

“Belgium-based consumer watchdog Test Aankoop filed the suit against giants such as the Universal Music unit of Vivendi Universal, Sony’s, Sony Music and BMG, reproaching the record companies for selling copy-protected compact discs that don’t play in car stereos or on computers. The consumer group, which says it has received more than 200 complaints about top-selling albums that could not be played on some personal devices, wants the labels to stop copy-protecting the discs and to reimburse customers. “

The theme of the article is “CD sales may stagnate because consumers feel they offer low value”. And how the industry is only angering consumers by imposing copy protection on disks; suing kids and so on.

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