Australian Court Sides With Sony In “Other OS” Case
A gamer who sued Sony over an upgrade that removed functions from his Playstation 3 console has lost a court claim against the company.
Adelaide man Michael Trebil**** wanted $800 in compensation, claiming the upgrade meant the console could no longer be used as a computer.
Electronic game players in the United States have launched class actions over the same issue.
Holden Hill Magistrates Court previously heard the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission cleared Sony of any wrongdoing regarding the upgrade.
Mr Trebil****'s claim was dismissed by the magistrate, but he was not made to pay Sony's legal costs.
Next big Aussie case will be on Friday (Thursday evening in North America) with Sony vs. PSJailBreak!
Most likely with release of PSGroove, I see Sony pushing for new injunction to cover any DIY devices!
News source #1: http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/09/01...other-os-case/
News source #2: http://www.news.com.au/technology/au...-1225912943999