May 5, 2010 | By Eva Galperin

PS3 Owners Sue Sony Over Removal of Features

In March, we wrote about Playstation 3 owners who were up in arms after Sony announced that a new firmware "upgrade" would actually disable a feature that enables users to run GNU/LINUX and other operating systems on their PS3 consoles. In response, a class action lawsuit has now been filed against Sony on behalf of PS3 owners who purchased their consoles after November 16, 2006 and before March 27. The complaint alleges breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and unfair and deceptive business practices.

Consumers should not have to sit idly by when the devices they have purchased are retroactively downgraded without their consent. We look forward to seeing how this lawsuit turns out.


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