Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Apr 2010 22:06 UTC
Games Good times, good times. Sony received a ton of deserved flak after it announced it would remove the PlayStation 3's "Install other OS" feature, despite advertising the machine with said feature, and despite promising only a few weeks earlier not to remove the feature. iPhone and PS3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz promised to restore the feature - and less than a week later, he delivers.
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RE[2]: How is this legal?
by toast88 on Wed 7th Apr 2010 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE: How is this legal?"
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It's legal because there enough people out there (even on OSNews) who believe that companies should be allowed to do whatever they want with the equipment you "bought".

Hehe, true. I always have to chuckle when I read statements in the EULAs of some hardware or software which prohibit any modifications or sometimes even disallow selling your software second hand.

What all these morons in those companies never understand is the simple fact that such clauses are simply void in most European and Asian countries (I really don't know about the US, their laws are much more "enterprise-friendly").

The law is pretty simple here in Germany. Once you bought something, it's *yours* and you may do with it *whatever* you want unless you start hurling your PS3 at other people ;) .

Ok, seriously. You'd probably get sued if you start reverse-engineering a PS3 and start selling your on PS3 clone over the internet. But since the PS3 is quite a lot of high tech, the probability for that is very low.

So, again, dear Microsoft, Sony, Intel, Apple and whoever thinks who can tell us what to do with our property: F*ck off and don't touch *our* property or we will sue *you* for malicious damage of our property ;) .


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