Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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Dekonega
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2009-07-28

SCE did already this with the Playstation 3 and OtherOS bootloader functionality. Except that they where not forced to it and they had promised not to remove the said functionality from already sold devices.

Despite of that they did remove it. But at least they gave a choice to install the update or keep as it is dropping support for the device entirely and cutting you out from the content you might have paid for.

It caused big uproar and I think that this will cause similar uproar. At least I hope so that somebody gives people power to complain about it and get refunded in a way or another.

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the_trapper Member since:
2005-07-07

I think we should sue these companies for false advertising when they say that we are "buying" these products. We are merely renting them, as the corporations now retain ownership of the devices.

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