Another shoe: Sony BMG and the 39-State Settlement

Well, when it rains it pours: Sony BMG just agreed to a settlement that covers 39 of the other states that sued over its hijinks with XCP and MediaMax—this hot on the heels of Sony’s settlement of the California and Texas suits earlier this week. Some notes on the breakout of the payments is mentioned on CNet (from the AP), indicating that the lead states will see the lion’s share of the $4.25 million, but still only $316,538 goes to each of the 13 lead states in the settlement.

As for the rest of the states, I’m not sure why they bothered for $5,000 apiece. That’s not going to go very far toward fixing computers rendered inoperable by Sony’s spyware, or even very far in free CDs.

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