The feds contend Sony accepted registrations on its music Web sites from children under 13 without receiving consent from their parents, according to Reuters.

The civil suit claims Sony is in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.

The lawsuit also claims Sony is negligent in detailing what it does with collected information in its “notice of information practices” on its Web site.

Sony had yet to respond publicly to the government’s lawsuit at press time.