Sony BMG plops down $four.25 million to settle with 39 states

Sony BMG plops down $4.25 million to settle with 39 statesProperly that was fast. After forking over $750k to California on Tuesday to settle expenses relating to its nefarious rootkit schemes, Sony BMG has brokered an analogous cope with 39 extra states within the US and A. Fortunately for Sony, it seems to be like they’ve improved their per-state value significantly, at a discount $four.25 million for all 39 states, with Washington D.C. thrown in there as well — it’s the holidays in any case. Identical to with California (and Texas, which settled with Sony on Tuesday as properly), Sony BMG will moreover be giving refunds of $one hundred seventy five to shoppers who file a declare that the rootkit broken their pc indirectly. Additionally included within the settlement is a pinky swear from Sony that they will not put any extra copy safety software program on future CDs that may’t be simply situated and faraway from a pc. Sony BMG says it is happy to succeed in the agreements. Aww, huge hug.

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