Originally Posted by The Radius Kid
It seems that because there was no financial loss,the case was thrown out. :
"Sony pointed out that one plaintiff never installed Other OS on his PS3 and two only used features on Other OS available on the PS3. Only one person was able to prove he used productivity applications on Linux."
Yea, that's kind of a big defense in Sony's favor and it's likely what threw the lawsuit out the window.
The way I draw out the session:
Sony: "Ok, what could you guys possibly be doing on Linux that is so amazingly out of this world and affects your PS3 experience so tremendously?"
Customer 1: "Ehh... well, I never really used the OtherOS feature, I'm just here... just cause."
Customer 2: "I plead the 5th." (Obvious pirate)
Customer 3: "I am a professional software programmer and used Linux on PS3 for educational purposes to learn the Linux system, but haven't really suffered any monetary damages from the removal of OtherOS." (Legitimate plaintiff)
Customer 4: "Well, we're the U.S. Air Force, we can't really go into detail on what we used Linux for, but now all the PS3s we bought are useless to us. We can't detail you what our losses were either." (Legitimate plaintiff)
Court: "Well, since no serious damages were caused and no one can show proof of false advertising, we rule in favor of Sony."