Sony Rootkit Copy Protection Settlement [3:55 pm]
Record label Sony BMG will compensate customers in California whose computers were damaged by anti-piracy software on CDs sold by the firm.
It settles a long-running lawsuit between Sony BMG and a number of US states about the nature of digital rights management software on CDs.
The episode caused a great deal of embarrassment for the world’s second largest record label.
Agreements with other states are expected to follow.