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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RE: Of course you own the box...
by Ford Prefect on Tue 30th Mar 2010 19:44 UTC in reply to "Of course you own the box..."
Ford Prefect
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2006-01-16

First of all I think everybody should strongly denounce and opponent the artificial crippling of features, being it legal or not.

Second, the PS3 was advertised with a specific feature set. It includes the PSN services as well as the Install Other OS feature. If you make the consumer choose between them _after_ the purchase, you are not holding up to your claims on the product. There may very well be the possibility for legal action.

Edited 2010-03-30 19:45 UTC

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