Michael Geist reports
that a provisional settlement has been reached in one of the SonyBMG rootkit class action suits. "The compensation for XCP purchasers includes the replacement of the CD with a version without copy-protection and the choice of either (i) US$7.50 plus one free album download or (ii) three free album downloads (Sony will select at least 200 eligible titles). The compensation for Media Max offers fewer free album downloads.
" More interesting, perhaps, are the constraints placed on Sony to stop shipping XCP and MediaMax-protected disks and to generally behave better - until 2008. See the proposed settlement [PDF]
for the details.
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