Sony BMG France Sued For Software Piracy

The French outpost of Sony BMG is being sued by PointDev for violating its intellectual property rights. According to reports, four servers belonging to Sony BMG France contained pirated versions of PointDev’s Ideal Migration software, after they were seized by authorities. Now here’s the kicker:

PointDev discovered that Sony BMG had the offending software on their boxes when a IT staffer called the concern for technical support and gave them the pirated serial number. Ow! That’s going to leave a mark…

Upon learning of the infraction, PointDev mandated a bailiff to raid Sony BMGs offices in January. The story hasn’t been revealed because Sony BMG was trying to do everything and anything possible to keep the incident private. However, PointDev isn’t having any of it, and wants to make Sony BMG “an example.” Oh, the irony.

“We are not interested in an amicable settlement. It is not just a question of money but more importantly in principle,” stated Agustoni Paul-Henry, CEO of PointDev. (You go girl! —Ed.)

The Future: It just doesn’t get better than this! There’s nothing that people hate more than hypocrites. And PointDev, a concern of only six employees, should be saluted for this David VS. Goliath battle. We’ve heard that Sony attempted to squash the story before La Province broke the news, but French newspaper wasn’t having any of it. How is this going to affect Sony’s current litigation battles via the RIAA against dead people, 12 year-olds and college students? We’ll just have to wait and see…

Author: FutureMusic

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