Additional documents are now available for the XCP and MediaMax Sony BMG Settlement. I suggest that you read the Hearing Order entered on January 6, 2006 by District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald certifying the class and setting guidelines for what will happen next, including opting out, commenting, or attending the fairness hearings.

The fairness hearing will be held May 22, 2006 at 9:15 am at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse for the Southern District of New York at 500 Pearl Street, Room 2270, New York, NY.

Sony BMG is required to start notifying those affected by XCP and MediaMax by sending emails, posting a notice on their website, displaying a banner when the CD is used, and publishing ads in major newspapers and magazines.

Claims MUST BE submitted by December 31, 2006. If you want to be excluded from the settlement, you MUST FILE before May 1, 2006. If you do not exclude yourself, you can attend the fairness hearing, at your own expense, and be heard by yourself or through your attorney. Forms will be available on this website soon.

Those of you considering filing your own action, like I have done, should carefully review the injunction in paragraph 24. Any members of the class are enjoined from filing any proceeding against Sony BMG, and from soliciting to form a different class.