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Sony Computer Entertainment America has agreed to give away $15m worth of content as compensation to North American users affected by 2011's PSN data breach.

The compensation does not seem to be available to UK users, who were offered a Welcome Back pack shortly after the security breach.

Nevertheless, if you're a North American user who held an active PSN any time prior to May 15, 2011, you could be entitled to claim up to two PSN Benefit Options, which includes one PS3 or PSP title from a list of 14 games, three PS3 themes, or a three month subscription to PlayStation Plus.

If you've already claimed a Welcome Back pack, however, you are only entitled to receive one of the above PSN Benefit Options.

The free content will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis with compensation reduced to a one-month PS Plus subscription to subsequent claimants after a financial cap is reached.

Further compensation is available to users who were unable to access funds placed into their PSN Wallet as a result of the intrusions, and to those who were unable to access subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus during the downtime.

Users who held a Sony Online Entertainment account will also be eligible to receive $4.50 in Station Cash, while Qriocity users can receive one free month of Music Unlimited.

Sony was fined £250,000 in the UK last year as a result of the hack, which the director of Data Protection David Smith labelled "one of the most serious ever reported".

Source: polygon.com

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