Originally Posted by Mygaffer
Actually it has been ruled on before in the American court system, you can do anything legal with devices you own. That includes running non-copyright infringing software.
Sony does not have the legal right to tell you can't run legal software on the console you bought. They own the intellectual property rights to a PS3, they don't own the PS3 you bought and brought home. There is a big difference there, although I admit it may be subtle to some.
You sir are very out of touch with reality. I HATE most of all not Sony for trying to exert more control than they are legally allowed, not the government that sanctions it, but the people like the guy I just quoted who not only don't mind, they actively welcome their "overlords" with open arms.
I know that Sony has their fingers in a LOT of pies and I don't feel we are better off for any of it. Their content publishing, their home electronics, certainly not their Vaio's. They excel at mediocrity.
So yes, roasting in a fiery pit, etc.
This. They're doing it wrong.
What are they now, RIAA of the gaming world?
And yeah, can't agree more about Sony being mediocre.
Being mediocre is fine, but charging exorbitant prices for mediocre stuff is just poor business practice.
Unfortunately the misinformed people will gladly go out and buy anything Sony, because its 'Made in Japan and reliable, and Sony is a zaibatsu, blah blah'.
I can still recall when Sony bought over Aiwa, and charged a $40 fee just to take a look at my Aiwa XR-MS5 to see what was wrong with it.
What was wrong was that the slot-load CD drive was no longer ejecting properly.
And yeah, they had to charge $40 just to look at a CD tray not ejecting properly.
Good job, Sony.