Sony settles lawsuit from rootkit fiasco

Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 12:40 AM EST

Sony BMG has settled a lawsuit with the state of California over rootkit technology that it illegally installed on computers.

Record label Sony BMG has agreed to pay a $750,000 fine and will reimburse consumers for up to $175 to offset the cost of computer repairs that were required to uninstall digital rights management software that the company bundled with several of its music CDs.

At vnunet.

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