Geohot just need to run to Norway then nobody can touch him down there lol.
Best case scenario will probably be that the distributer company who sells ps3's in Norway will be sentenced to cough up a couple of bucks to anyone who still has a receipt proving they bought their ps3 before the update. Maybe the possibility to claim a refund by turning in their ps3's.
Everything counts thou...i guess :)
First of all, its the kingdom of Norway, not country of Norwegia.
Second, this is not news, people have been able to get a partial refund since the update was released. IF they knew how to present themselves, and had the recept.
But there has been no solid program to get your partial refund.
Again, its called Norway,
Originally Posted by djcenox
but yes if geohot were to get a visum here, he would be free from any prosecution of computer criminality. The guy who cracked DVD decryption was from Norway, and had NO legal problems in Norway, it took years before he could set foot in US but now he lives in California. He even had the algorithm printed on a T-shirt while on the TV interview, oh I remember it was fun :)
All four threads merged into one and this is not news as Sony hasn't won or lost it just a statement by some crazy retail board with no power and Sony has won all the others lawsuits
No power? The Norwegian Consumer Agency is the same agency that made Apple remove some parts of the DRM from iTunes... This is indeed a powerful organisation, in Norway at least. So if maybe we can do some damage to sony in norway other contries will follow. Anyways a great step in the right direction here in norway.
nobody cares for linux on the ps3
No jurisdiction? If you're selling your products somewhere, you need to follow the local rules and regulations.
Look at Sony's norwegian companies:
983749615 SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB 0154 OSLO
983934773 SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL AB BRANCH OFFICE NORWAY NORSK AVDELING AV UTENLANDSK FORETAK 1371 ASKER
970989110 SONY INVEST AS 6050 VALDERØYA
850147582 SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT NORWAY AS 0412 OSLO
995461005 SONY NORDIC (NORWAY), A BRANCH OF SONY EUROPE LIMITED 1364 FORNEBU
951867470 SONY NORGE FILIAL AV SONY NORDIC filial av utenlandsk foretak 1364 FORNEBU
991315691 SONY PICTURES H.E.N AB
Sony falls under norwegian jurisdiction.
The problem with the current partial-refund scheme is that it sucks ass and doesn't represent the true value lost. How much does a fairly powerful computer (similar processing power as the PS3) with a small footprint capable of running linux cost these days? More than the PS3!
Also, people are fed up with todays lenghty software licence agreements, which are designed to be so lenghty and use so much legal mumbo-jumbo that pretty much any user will agree to the terms without reading or understanding what they're really agreeing to. The agreements are designed to do this! Why is it legal for a company to bundle their software with agreements that you need to hire a lawyer and probably pay for 2-3 hours of work to decipher for you? It's absurd!
The licence agreement problem is the big bonus in this case, since the complaint mentions that the licence agreement appears to be designed to deliberately confuse and discourage the reader from reading the full agreement before agreeing to its terms. A ruling against this practice can lead the way to shorter and clearer licencing agreements for other software as well in Norway.
The Norwegian Consumer Agency has no power? I like to see some evidence on that.
Originally Posted by garyopa
if anyone is able to win against sony its The Norwegian Consumer Agency, atlest in norway.
Remember when they made Apple remove DRM from iTunes purchased music?
LOL, I know. I was just being funny. That's what i'm always trying to do. I'm just not very good at it :P
Originally Posted by siggen