Have you purchased a CD from one of the major labels that didn’t play on your computer, CD player, etc because it had some unadvertised “copy-protection” element to it? If so, you can join in a class action suit by going to the site of law firm Milberg Weiss here:
- Dickey v. Universal Music Group, et. al.
A class action lawsuit was filed on June 11, 2002, on behalf of purchasers of defective compact audio discs manufactured, distributed, advertised and/or sold by Universal Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, BMG Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. and Warner Music Group.
The action is pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles. A copy of the complaint can be viewed here.
The Complaint alleges that certain music discs have been rendered unreproducible or unstable for use in many computers and disc players, and that Defendants misrepresent these discs as being standard Compact Discs (“CDs”), which they are not.
There is also a form to fill out:
- Use this form to report problem(s) with audio discs you have purchased.
Items marked with an * are required information.
Please provide a description of the problem(s) you are having with your audio disc(s):*
Please specify the operating system you use:
Windows 95 Windows 98/ME
Windows NT/2000 Windows XP
Mac OS Linux
Please specify your machine type:
Pentium III Pentium IV Apple
Do you or have you tried to use software to convert music on the affected audio disc to another playback medium or format (i.e. MP3, WMA, etc.)?
If so, please identify the software used and the results achieved:
If necessary, may we contact you about the above information?
I declare that the information entered above is accurate and I authorize Milberg Weiss to submit this information to a court of law: