There's only *ONE* viable response to this accusation. Every single music lover must commit to never buy from SonyBMG again - or any company which may have joined as a plaintiff or filed a 'friend of the court' in favor of Sony's side.
In fact, it might be better to not buy *ANY* CDs or downloads from any music source not run by the individual musicians. And download as many illegal copies of RIAA-backed music companies as we can get.
IOW, not one penny in settlement. Where can I contribute to the defense?