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LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, PS3 European Shipments Seized


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209w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today the civil court of justice in the Hague has granted LG a preliminary injunction that will see all new PlayStation 3 consoles imported into Europe confiscated by customs for at least ten days leaving only a few weeks worth of PS3 stock left in the channel.

To quote from MCVUK: "Shipments of PS3 consoles have been seized by European customs officers as an LG injunction against Blu-ray technology seeks to block Sony products from sale, according to a report in The Guardian this afternoon.

Earlier this month, LG had filed a claim with the International Trade Commission calling for a block on PS3 sales, saying the device infringes on its copyrights.

The technology firm claims its rival's Blu-ray disc devices use four patented technologies while, Bravia TVs infringe another four.

At the time, the firm said it wanted to have sales of the PS3 (which plays Blu-rays) and other products banned.

And now, surprisingly, its got its way. The Guardian reports that an initial injunction has now been granted by the civil court of justice in the Hague, leading to all new imports of PS3s to be confiscated."

All I can say is hahahaha owned


LG Wins Injunction Against Sony, PS3 European Shipments Seized

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#34 - IslaTurbine - 209w ago
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Wow, I definitely didn't expect LG to be successful with the injunction!

#33 - Wootzy - 209w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by jarvis View Post
Ha Ha Ha. This made my day. Nothing but a bunch of intellectual property thieves.

The PS3 isn't going to vanish because of this. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they started to jack up costs and pass it on to their paying customers to offset any legal payout. Don't think Sony will foot the bill. everyone of you who continue to support the company will be.

AMEN. F Sony.

#32 - PSPSwampy - 209w ago
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This is just great news, for once the courts have made a common sense decision. Courts: "Sony - you've been a bad, bad evil corporation! Bad evil corporation" !

But seriously - this is a good thing, corporations as big as sony should NOT have the right to steal other people's work and pass it off as their own. The courts have actually (so far) done the right thing in this case and smacked sony's bottom.

Don't get me wrong - i don't want to see sony go under, or PS3 production stopped or any thing else of that nature - i'm just glad to see that sometimes justice IS sweet.

Hopefully this will be a nice wake up call to sony and they'll stop their underhanded ways. Maybe they could even (sorry - laughing myself stupid for thinking this...) re-introduce OtherOS + all the other features we want too instead of wasting time/money trying to sue people.

Hey, you never know, this decision might impact other on-going sony cases. Courts can be affected by character witnesses afterall. Don't know if they could be used to cover a corporation (I'm no law expert!) but maybe geo/graf/john doe victims of sony's wrath could benefit from this outcome.

Of course all of this is conjecture, since its only a TEMPORARY ruling - I'm sure sony will buy-off the courts or something. hehehe

Just my opinion - non of which is based in fact (thought i'd best cover my a.. incase they come after me next! lol).

PSPSwampy.
(Gonna go buy me a new, sealed PS3 now so i can make a fortune on the rare games console i have in mint condition in say 50 years - lol)

#31 - jarvis - 209w ago
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Ha Ha Ha. This made my day. Nothing but a bunch of intellectual property thieves.

The PS3 isn't going to vanish because of this. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they started to jack up costs and pass it on to their paying customers to offset any legal payout. Don't think Sony will foot the bill. everyone of you who continue to support the company will be.

And who cares if the PS3 dies off? Or Sony isn't around for the next generation? We would all be better off. F Sony.

#30 - Mexicodude908 - 209w ago
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Why are people with ps3's not caring the cost of a settlement would be past down to us the consumer also if ps3 isnt around then microsoft will be left alone to make awful systems which are unreliable. So people who think this is so great eiher don't own a ps3 or dont care they will be paying for the settlement in the longrun.

#29 - effbee - 209w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SinnerShanky View Post
Until ps3 was jailbroken all the people used to buy original games to play.. Sony has a 53 percent share in every game that is sold for the ps3.. This percentage was so high because the ps3 was not hacked uptil now and due to the huge sale of games the game dev companies could make ample profits in their 47 percent share.

Where are you getting those numbers?

#28 - joseimel - 209w ago
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Sony makes the PS3 since it has lost money this not going to make any grace.

#27 - dyceast - 209w ago
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Here's a thought... What if Sony "Paid Out" the dev's and actually did hire them somewhere, in return they had to say they were sued and in future could even say SONY won the lawsuit lol it is the e-web so anything can be said online...

This would slow down the Homebrew Community big time, and help Sony at the same time...

But then again, who knows... I just hope this LG thing doesnt harm Sony so much that in the ends hurts us customers.

#26 - matt101 - 209w ago
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bang on the button... see greedy sony...just hope this don't effect the ps3 games industry (prob will)...as it hits the fan... bigger games companys will/might jump ship... and not create games for ps3. i for one hope not... also ps4 will have tobe remade from scratch if the technology thats in ps3 will be implemented into ps4...

ie bluray (don't wanna format war like bluray v hd dvd)... lets just see what happens... as for geo/graf/fail... glad you did what you did

#25 - SinnerShanky - 209w ago
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tell you the real reason why sony is suing people like geohot.. Until ps3 was jailbroken all the people used to buy original games to play.. Sony has a 53 percent share in every game that is sold for the ps3.. This percentage was so high because the ps3 was not hacked uptil now and due to the huge sale of games the game dev companies could make ample profits in their 47 percent share.

This was the only reason for sony to sell each console at a loss of around 150 or 200 bucks because they were easily able to make up those losses by these sales.. When the jailbreak arrived that percentage fell down to 40 percent that too only because sony said it could stop this and the future games wud be unplayable on the hacked consoles.

Then the scene fluorished and we now are even able to play 3.55 fw games by downloading them which lead that percentage to fall on lower 20s level... Now they are suing just to delay the scene so they can develop a way to protect the system and fear off the devs and hackers like geo and graf to not to work on their systems...

Because if the ps3 gets totally hacked with irreparable damage then the profit share in the game sales would drop down to a mere 9 to 11 percent which would lead to loss of of tens of millions of dollars in revenue...

 

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