The new Bon Jovi album, Bounce, which is due October 8, may not see release on that date because of a lawsuit filed over anti-piracy technology in the record packaging. An anti-piracy service, DownloadCard, is suing the band's parent company, Universal Music.
As previously reported by LAUNCH, the Bon Jovi album will include a serial number in the CD packaging, which will allow users to access exclusive content from the band's website. DownloadCard has filed a claim that it created the program used for access and offered it to the record label.
DownloadCard is seeking monetary compensation for damages. At press time, Universal Music had no comment on the lawsuit or any delay of the release; while Bon Jovi's label, Island/Def Jam, stated the album would still be issued on the original release date.