From Slashdot: The settlement process has begun from the class action suit brought on to Sony by the EFF. If you purchased any of the CD’s from Sony that have the flawed digital rights management, you have until the end of 2006 to file a claim. Depending on which of the two rootkit DRM’s you have in your posession, you could be due a replacement of your CD sans DRM software, a digital download of your CD in question, AND you could receive a cash payment of $7.50 and 1 free download from a number of places including iTunes or three free album downloads from the same places. It is important that people take Sony/BMG up on this! In these kinds of settlements, the company in question counts on the fact that people won’t go through the process to get their claim. We consumers need to send a clear message that this kind of irresponsibility is not and will not be tolerated!
I only have one CD from the lists, which is Trey Anastasio’s new album Shine. I have already ripped the CD using cdparanoia on Linux, so I have a DRM-safe copy. So, I will be sending mine in.