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Australian PS3 Gamer Loses OtherOS Lawsuit to Sony


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225w ago - While everyone awaits a verdict on the injunction in the recent PS JailBreak lawsuit hearing, another Australian PS3 gamer has lost his OtherOS lawsuit to Sony recently.

According to GamePron.com (linked above) Michael Trebilcock had asked for AU $800 in compensation (the cost to rent a laptop for each day he was unable to use Linux on his PS3, plus fees), with a claim that the updated console could no longer be used as a computer.

To quote: "Unfortunately for Trebilcock, the Magistrates court heard that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission cleared Sony of any wrongdoing regarding the upgrade, and the claim was dismissed.

Mr. Trebilcock was not made to pay Sony's legal costs."



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#2 - PS3 News - 225w ago
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It will be interesting to see if all the other PS3 OtherOS lawsuits go in the same direction as this verdict or not...

#1 - Subverter - 225w ago
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As stated before when the lawsuit was filed, $ony can do what it wants. we agree to the user terms and agreements .. and we also have a choice u either upgrade the fw and loose OtherOS or keep OtherOS by not upgrading.

when i bought both of my ps3 i bought it to be used as a gaming system if i want linux i can use a real pc. and just to answer the comment some will post " i paid $499.99 and now we loose OtherOs" its like anything else, when a device first comes out we pay extra $$ for this commodity soon the price drops like now ps3 cost $299.99, i say the extra $200.00 i paid "then" has well been worth it for all the gaming i've done, and i'm sure most will agree.

 

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