Sony’s gonna settle wit’cha

After Sony’s hugle blunder by encrypting some of their CDs with malicious anti-piracy software, the mega huge company is going to settle the lawsuits brought against it. So what do you get if you were one of the folks who was burdened with their bullshit discs? I hope you’re excited:

“The proposed settlement would enable consumers who bought, received, or used a Sony CD loaded with XCP to exchange the disc for a replacement CD, an MP3 download of the same album, and either a cash payment of $7.50 and one free album download or three free album downloads. Consumers who have a CD containing MediaMax 5.0 will receive a free MP3 download of the same album and one additional free album download, while those with CDs containing MediaMax 3.0 software will receive a free MP3 download of that same album.”

$7.50?! Um, what universe are they living in? Even with a frickin’ free album download, they should at least give back full retail price. Oh well, I didn’t buy any of those crappy discs, so enjoy your rewards!