Originally Posted by japsander
So what about if you were going to make the purchase and it said you had it already, would you havethem ring up Sony and offer to pay
You are not illegally obtaining anything. Its the same as when a bank over pays you and when you query it they say its legit or a shop puts the wrong price on an item. They are still obliged to sell it you for that cost otherwise its false advertising.
If Sony say you have it then its their fault, not yours. You go through the correct process and they give it to you.
Not in a court of law.
You have used information on how to bypass the normal purchase sytem and by using certain methods have obtained a copy of a game you have not paid for.
Maynot be piracy but certainly is theft.
Its like walking into a shop picking up a game with intent to pay and 5 minutes later walking out without paying because you forgot it was in your hand.
You may think it a simple mistake but the shop and law will not accept mistakes and you have shop lifted.