Sony BMG has moved to settle a class action lawsuit brought by Girard Gibs and Kamber & Associates in New York over its rootkit digital rights management (DRM) debacle - and iTunes may be part of the deal.

Ars Technica reports the settlement will include Sony halting all use of XCP and MediaMax DRM technologies. The company will recall all CDs "protected" by these technologies and compensate consumers who have bought them already.

The report details terms of the settlement deal - which must be approved by the court: these include free replacement of the albums as well as $7.50 and a free album download; or three free album downloads and no cash.

The free albums will be provided through at least three legitimate download services, including iTunes, the report claims.