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LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, PS3 European Shipments Seized


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178w 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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effbee's Avatar
#29 - effbee - 178w ago
Until ps3 was jailbroken all the people used to buy original games to play.. Sony has a 53 percent share in every game that is sold for the ps3.. This percentage was so high because the ps3 was not hacked uptil now and due to the huge sale of games the game dev companies could make ample profits in their 47 percent share.
Where are you getting those numbers?

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#28 - joseimel - 178w ago
Sony makes the PS3 since it has lost money this not going to make any grace.

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#27 - dyceast - 178w ago
Here's a thought... What if Sony "Paid Out" the dev's and actually did hire them somewhere, in return they had to say they were sued and in future could even say SONY won the lawsuit lol it is the e-web so anything can be said online...

This would slow down the Homebrew Community big time, and help Sony at the same time...

But then again, who knows... I just hope this LG thing doesnt harm Sony so much that in the ends hurts us customers.

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#26 - matt101 - 178w ago
bang on the button... see greedy sony...just hope this don't effect the ps3 games industry (prob will)...as it hits the fan... bigger games companys will/might jump ship... and not create games for ps3. i for one hope not... also ps4 will have tobe remade from scratch if the technology thats in ps3 will be implemented into ps4...

ie bluray (don't wanna format war like bluray v hd dvd)... lets just see what happens... as for geo/graf/fail... glad you did what you did

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#25 - SinnerShanky - 178w ago
tell you the real reason why sony is suing people like geohot.. Until ps3 was jailbroken all the people used to buy original games to play.. Sony has a 53 percent share in every game that is sold for the ps3.. This percentage was so high because the ps3 was not hacked uptil now and due to the huge sale of games the game dev companies could make ample profits in their 47 percent share.

This was the only reason for sony to sell each console at a loss of around 150 or 200 bucks because they were easily able to make up those losses by these sales.. When the jailbreak arrived that percentage fell down to 40 percent that too only because sony said it could stop this and the future games wud be unplayable on the hacked consoles.

Then the scene fluorished and we now are even able to play 3.55 fw games by downloading them which lead that percentage to fall on lower 20s level... Now they are suing just to delay the scene so they can develop a way to protect the system and fear off the devs and hackers like geo and graf to not to work on their systems...

Because if the ps3 gets totally hacked with irreparable damage then the profit share in the game sales would drop down to a mere 9 to 11 percent which would lead to loss of of tens of millions of dollars in revenue...

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