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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Restoration of the ownership of consumer's computer

The settlement reached by Song BMG with the FTC and in other settlement with the 41 other states is a defining moment of the restoration in a no uncertain term who is the rightful owner of the computer.

The words of the FTC Chairman should be plastered on every Song BMG CD from now as a reminder of this anti-consumer business practice endorsed by its management:
"Consumers' computers belong to them, and companies must adequately disclose unexpected limitations on the customary use of their products so consumers can make informed decisions regarding whether to purchase and install that content,"
If Song BMG so worries about their IP, keep in locked drawers. You can't have it both ways.

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