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LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, PS3 European Shipments Seized


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204w 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




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#14 - Wootzy - 204w ago
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ROFL. This just isn't Sony's year. Hacks, leaks, confiscations, legal battles. I'd feel bad for them if I didn't believe that Sony deserves to have it's feathers ruffled. The whole company is just filled to the brim with douchebags.

#13 - BALLISTIKAL - 204w ago
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I'm suddenly so glad I bought an LG television. I'm just worried Sony will go into extreme measures to sell their products somewhere else to make up for the profit loss they will have in europe.

#12 - dyceast - 204w ago
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I may have read this wrong, but isn't this bad for all of us really? If this can be done for Europe, cant this be done all over the world eventually?

Which will = No PS3 at all? And then if this is also 1 problem, then the ps4 (If ever made) will most probably have NO Blue-Ray drive?

Which in the end? Works out bad for both us (customer) and sony?

#11 - thebomb5 - 204w ago
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I swear as long as I live I will continue to buy LG products... My LG HDTV is only 1 year old, but you know what since LG has done such an awesome job in this epically awesome epic lawsuit against Sony , I just might go buy another. Vote LG President For 2012!

#10 - kyyylekey - 204w ago
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Haha, man this is awesome.

#9 - Anticleric - 204w ago
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Oh irony. So great.

#8 - adr990 - 204w ago
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Ah, first I wanted to boycot the Sony TV which I was about to buy, and go for a Philips.

But now I will buy a LG TV.

#7 - Mbb - 204w ago
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This is what $ony deserves, they did the same thing what we did, copyright infringement.

#6 - mjgdroid - 204w ago
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What happens now, we already own a ps3, and were all does this mean they can't be sold?

#5 - theone1982 - 204w ago
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What goes around... comes around.

 

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