Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 17:51 UTC
Games That Sony is a company known for its rather... Unfortunate stance towards DRM and copyright infringement should come as no surprise to anyone, after they more or less crippled the MiniDisc format with DRM, installed rootkits on users' machines, and started removing features from the PlayStation 3. That last one doesn't seem to end well: George Hotz, the famous iPhone hacker and the first to crack the PS3's security, has vowed to bring Linux support back to the PS3.
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Of course you own the box...
by bile on Tue 30th Mar 2010 18:24 UTC
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"No, that PlayStation 3 isn't yours. You may have given Sony money, but that's it. This is how we do in the modern world, baby."

Yes, you do own your PS3. What you don't own is Sony's developers, servers, software, services, etc. They don't *owe* you particular features or services outside that which is contractually obligated. If you want to use PSN, etc. you have to go by their rules. Unless there was some breaking of contract (which I'm sure there isn't) then they've done nothing illegitimate.

Of course they shouldn't be able to stop people from using their box as they desire either. If CFW is released or a substitute PSN created Sony shouldn't be able to use government to stop you.

Edited 2010-03-30 18:25 UTC

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