Many Iowans got checks in the mail this week for 13-dollars-86-cents in that lawsuit settlement over compact disc prices. Now Iowa’s libraries are ready to collect. Steve Cox, accountant for the state library, says the settlement didn’t end with Iowans getting those checks. Cox says the other half of the settlement was for academic and public libraries across the state to get an allotment of CDs for patrons to check out. Iowa’s portion is 57-thousand CDs. All libraries who sign up will get at least 25 CDs and the remaining CDs will be distributed based on how many libraries sign up and the populations they serve. Iowa has more than 500 libraries and Cox says some 230 of them have already requested to be included in the settlement. He says the CDs are all recent releases, according to the legal deal.They range from classical and jazz to Christmas music, kids’ music, movie soundtracks, rock, country and blues. About 113-thousand Iowans are getting checks as part of the settlement, for a total of one-and-a-half million dollars.
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