WASHINGTON – U.S. regulators said Tuesday that Sony BMG Music Entertainment agreed to reimburse consumers up to $150 for damage to their computers from CDs with hidden anti-piracy software.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, which announced the settlement with the big media company, its anti-piracy software limited the devices on which music could be played to those made by Sony Corp or Microsoft Corp. It also restricted the number of copies that could be made and monitored consumers’ listening habits to send them marketing messages.

The FTC said the software also “exposed consumers to significant security risks and was unreasonably difficult to uninstall.”

[ From Yahoo! News ]

Finally. Make those bastards pay! 😉