Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, PS3 European Shipments Seized


Sponsored Links
182w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today the civil court of justice in the Hague has granted LG a preliminary injunction that will see all new PlayStation 3 consoles imported into Europe confiscated by customs for at least ten days leaving only a few weeks worth of PS3 stock left in the channel.

To quote from MCVUK: "Shipments of PS3 consoles have been seized by European customs officers as an LG injunction against Blu-ray technology seeks to block Sony products from sale, according to a report in The Guardian this afternoon.

Earlier this month, LG had filed a claim with the International Trade Commission calling for a block on PS3 sales, saying the device infringes on its copyrights.

The technology firm claims its rival's Blu-ray disc devices use four patented technologies while, Bravia TVs infringe another four.

At the time, the firm said it wanted to have sales of the PS3 (which plays Blu-rays) and other products banned.

And now, surprisingly, its got its way. The Guardian reports that an initial injunction has now been granted by the civil court of justice in the Hague, leading to all new imports of PS3s to be confiscated."

All I can say is hahahaha owned




Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!

Comments 64 Comments - Go to Forum Thread »

• Please Register at PS3News.com or Login to make comments on Site News articles. Thanks!

GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#49 - GrandpaHomer - 182w ago
Why are people with ps3's not caring the cost of a settlement would be past down to us the consumer also if ps3 isnt around then microsoft will be left alone to make awful systems which are unreliable. So people who think this is so great eiher don't own a ps3 or dont care they will be paying for the settlement in the longrun.
Frankly - anyone on the hacking side can't care less... What can Sony really do to them? Ask the to pay more money for the (hacked) PS3(s) they already HAVE? Or - not to download another games for FREE? I don't think so

And if the Sony will hike prices of games and kill they own market - well tough luck.

Nick7's Avatar
#48 - Nick7 - 182w ago
LG is my new hero!

B4rtj4h's Avatar
#47 - B4rtj4h - 182w ago
Eh... so what happens to a PS3 that i had to sent to a repair center? Is that also blocked :|?

Damn... LG is good. Now Sony can feel firsthand how it is to be banned!

madmax69's Avatar
#46 - madmax69 - 182w ago
Wouldn't be easier just to sue them for sales to date and give them a payment for each ps3 sold am assuming be unrealistic now to change bd technology with amount of units already sold , after this one is over can see Sony owing a few bucks to lg be like Xmas come early for them.

Hilarious

ps3slaagg's Avatar
#45 - ps3slaagg - 182w ago
OH! how i love all this... sony for breaching terms of copyright infringment laws you are heer - by banned from the console market now who is who's chump.

it seems that there might just be a god after all.

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links







Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News