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Welcome to the Information Web Site for the
Sony BMG CD Technologies Settlement
www.sonybmgcdtechsettlement.com (Last updated on December 20, 2006)

This website was established to provide information about a proposed class action settlement involving SONY BMG Music Entertainment, SunnComm International Inc., and First 4 Internet, Ltd. (“Defendants”).

The proposed settlement involves persons who bought, received or used SONY BMG CDs with either XCP or MediaMax software. If you have installed XCP software or MediaMax software on your computer, you will need to uninstall the software or download an important security update as part of this claim process.

If you have played a CD on your computer that contains either XCP or MediaMax 5.0 content protection software, you should update or uninstall the software to reduce your risk of security vulnerabilities.

For information about the how the settlement works and how it may affect you, please click on the links at the top of this page. The FAQ, Summary Notice and other links above explain the settlement, the benefits it provides, and the options that you have, including how to submit a Claim Form. For more detailed information, please click on the Notice to Class Members link.

Claim Forms are due by June 30, 2007.

If you would like to submit a Claim Form online, please click here. To submit your claim in hard copy by U.S. mail, click here.

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SONY BMG Data Privacy Assessment Regarding the Use of XCP & MediaMax Content Protection Software

December 2006

Statement of Opinion

XCP

Based on Cybertrust’s data privacy assessment of the XCP Software, as well as server segments that support the XCP Software, Cybertrust has determined that SONY BMG has not used the XCP Software, or any of the enhanced content on the XCP CDs, to collect, aggregate or retain personally identifiable information without user consent. Cybertrust has determined that the XCP Bundled Player transmits only certain non-personally identifiable information (album ID and IP address) to provide the Enhanced CD Functionality. Cybertrust has found that SONY BMG temporarily retains this non-personally identifiable information as part of standard web logging activities. Cybertrust has also determined that SONY BMG does not associate or aggregate that information with any other information to produce personally identifiable information.

MediaMax v.3

Based on Cybertrust’s data privacy assessment of the MediaMax v.3 Software as well as the server segments that support the MediaMax v.3 Software, Cybertrust has determined that SONY BMG and SunnComm have not used the MediaMax v. 3 Software, or any of the enhanced content on the MediaMax v.3 CDs, to collect, aggregate or retain personally identifiable information without user consent. Cybertrust has determined that the MediaMax v.3 Player transmits certain non-personally identifiable information (album ID, track IDs, and IP address) to provide the Enhanced CD Functionality. Cybertrust has found that SunnComm retains this non-personally identifiable information as part of standard web logging activities. Cybertrust has determined that SunnComm does not associate or aggregate that information with any other information to produce personally identifiable information.

MediaMax v.5

Based on Cybertrust’s data privacy assessment of the MediaMax v.5 Player, as well as server segments that support the MediaMax v.5 Software, Cybertrust has determined that SONY BMG and SunnComm have not used the MediaMax v.5 Software, or any of the enhanced content on the MediaMax v.5 CDs, to collect, aggregate or retain personally identifiable information without user consent. The MediaMax v.5 Software does not collect any information that can be used to personally identify a user without user consent. Cybertrust has determined that the MediaMax v.5 Player transmits certain non-personally identifiable information (album ID, track IDs, and IP address) to provide the Enhanced CD Functionality. Cybertrust has found that SunnComm retains this non-personally identifiable information as part of standard web logging activities. Cybertrust has determined that SunnComm does not associate or aggregate that information with any other information.

Based on Cybertrust’s findings, it is Cybertrust’s opinion that the SONY BMG Representations are accurate: SONY BMG has not used the MediaMax or XCP Software, or any enhanced content on XCP CDs or MediaMax CDs, to collect, aggregate, or retain Personal Data about individuals who listened to XCP CDs or MediaMax CDs on computers, without such person’s express consent.

To read the full December, 2006 report please click here.

To read the March, 2006 Privacy Assessment please click here.

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