It appears the Sony rootkit fiasco may be approaching an end. Techdirt is reporting that the company has settled one of many class action lawsuits, offering three free albums’ worth of MP3 downloads or $7.50 plus a single albums’ worth of downloads. As a poster on Techdirt points out:
According to Sony, 2 albums’ worth of music has an actual value of $7.50. That’s $3.75 per album.
I asked the manager about this and they said they were, and I quote, “still allowed to sell them”.