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PSN-SOE-Canada Settlement

#1bleachhero11Posted 4/18/2013 2:41:10 PM
I got this email today. Did other Canadian PS3 owner receive it too?


LEGAL NOTICE

If you had a PlayStation Network account, a Qriocity account, or a Sony Online Entertainment account at any time before May 15, 2011, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached with the Sony Entities in a class action lawsuit about the illegal and unauthorized attacks in April of 2011 on the computer network systems used to provide the PlayStation Network ("PSN"), Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment ("SOE") services (the "Intrusions"). The settlement provides benefits to eligible Canadian consumers who file a valid claim.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will have a hearing to decide whether to give final approval to the settlement, so that the benefits can be issued. The included consumers have legal rights and options, such as excluding themselves from the settlement, or alternatively, objecting to and/or submitting a claim for benefits from the settlement.

The Sony Entities deny any claims of wrongdoing in this case, and the settlement does not mean that the Sony Entities violated any laws or did anything wrong.

WHO'S INCLUDED?

The Class includes everyone who resides in Canada who had a PSN account, a Qriocity account, or an SOE account at any time prior to May 15, 2011.

WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?

There are various benefits, depending in part on what type of account(s) you had:

Inactive PlayStation Network Accountholders:

If you used any of your PSN accounts any time from January 1, 2011 through May 14, 2011, but you did not use them after that through January 24, 2013 because of the Intrusions, you can get a payment equal to any balance of paid virtual currency in your account wallet if that balance is at least U.S. $2.

Active PlayStation Network Accountholders:

a) If you paid other companies for certain media services that you could not access through the PSN during the PSN outage from April 20 through May 14, 2011, you can get 3 free PS3 themes or a 50% discount on PlayStation Plus for 3 months. Up to U.S. $100,000 in total benefits will be available, on a first-come, first-served basis.

b) If you participated in the PSN "Welcome Back" program that followed the April 2011 service outage, you can get either a free game for your PS3 or PSP, 3 free PS3 themes, or a 50% discount on PlayStation Plus for 3 months. If you did not participate in the PSN "Welcome Back" program, you can submit a claim for two of the above benefits. Up to U.S. $1 million in these benefits will be available, on a first-come, first-served basis; claimants who file claims thereafter can get a 50% discount on PlayStation Plus for one month.
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#2mstop_4Posted 4/18/2013 2:56:49 PM
I did about 2 hours ago.
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#3MageSwordoPosted 4/18/2013 2:59:05 PM
I found it in my spam folder.
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#4BlueStormDragoNPosted 4/18/2013 3:08:55 PM
Yes, I got one too. I thought it was a scam/phishing email but, it could be true.

Either way, it was a bother to have the PSN down for so long but, I thought the 'welcome back' free games made up for it enough for me, so I don't know if I would opt in a lawsuit.

I know there are several gamers who had already played the games offered and who would like to have some kind of other settlement and if this proves to be a real thing; they'd happily join.
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#5Ochd12Posted 4/18/2013 3:23:45 PM
Wow, the selection of games they're offering is awesome.

But, better than a kick in the pants.
#6maniaxe613Posted 4/18/2013 5:44:01 PM
I just got that. I wonder if the rest of the world is getting this offer, too.
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#7DCsolidusPosted 4/19/2013 5:40:58 AM
yeah me too showed up in spam i dont know if im going to opt in... wasnt sure if this was a scam or legit as the form states on column A to close selected accounts? that just didnt seem right to me...
#8muggyPosted 4/19/2013 5:48:02 AM
Hopefully Maksimovic didn't get a penny in additional money. Hope she enjoys her games.
#9wake_mePosted 4/19/2013 6:13:50 AM
BlueStormDragoN posted...
Yes, I got one too. I thought it was a scam/phishing email but, it could be true.

Either way, it was a bother to have the PSN down for so long but, I thought the 'welcome back' free games made up for it enough for me, so I don't know if I would opt in a lawsuit.

I know there are several gamers who had already played the games offered and who would like to have some kind of other settlement and if this proves to be a real thing; they'd happily join.


Pretty much feel the same. I actually had a North American and Europe account set up so I was able to get 2 free games from each account at the time.