More news on the Sony lawsuit settlement. Sony has agreed to a settlement in a nationwide class-action lawsuit about the security flaws introduced by its controversial copy-protection software, according to court documents released earlier this week.

Lawsuits from consumers begun to fly in mid November after it was revealed that Sony had been installed copy protection software on some of its music CDs which could leave a purchaser's PC vulnerable to security attacks.
Earlier, the class-action lawsuits from around the U.S. were consolidated into a single case. The proposed settlement would entitle customers who bought, received or used a Sony CD loaded with XCP to exchange the disk for a replacement CD, an MP3 download of the same album and either a cash payment of US$7.50 and one free album download or three free album downloads. Customers who were affected by MediaMax 5.0 will receive a free MP3 download of the same album and one additional free album download.