reports of yet another Lawsuit filed against Sony for the removal of the Other OS feature, making it the sixth known case.
It has been two long months for those that want to keep their Other OS function, even with all these lawsuits, Sony doesn't seem to be bending, nor do they seem to care, GeoHot seems to have vanished into thin air and the rest of the scene is quiet, so i guess those of us that refuse to bow down and accept Sony's downgrading of the PS3, will have a very long wait.
Anyhow, here is the lawsuit in question:
For full lawsuit, read this PDF
Jonathan Huber, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated. V Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, formerly Sony Computer Entertainment America INC, a Delaware corporation.
Plaintiff Johnathan Huber ("Plaintiff"), on behalf himself and all others similarly situated, alleges the following.
1. Defendant Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, formerly Sony Computer Entertainment America INC ("SCEA") is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of advanced video and computer entertainment systems. Its Sony PlayStation 3 video game console (hereinafter referred to as the "PS3") has been purchased by approximately 35.7 million consumers across the globe.
2. When it first introduced the PS3 in 2006, SCEA advertised, promoted, warranted and sold the system as more than just a video games console. It specifically advertised the PS3's "Other OS" feature as an essential and important characteristic, which enabled users to install the Linux operating system in the PS3 and use the PS3 as a personal computer. SCEA used the PS3's ability to serve as a personal computer, in addition to its other advanced features such as the capability of playing Blu Ray DVD's. to distinguish the PS3 from its competitors, such as Microsoft's X-box 360 and Nintendo's Wii.
3. On April 1, 2010, SCEA released a Firmware version 3.21 software update (hereinafter referred to as the "Firmware update 3.21") for the PS3, intentionally disabling the "Other OS" feature that enabled the PS3 to be operated as a personal computer for purported "security reasons". This action directly contravened one of the PS3's primary purposes, ie, its use as a personal computer and constituted breaches of express and implied warranties, conversion and violations of numerous California and consumer protection laws.