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The legal sparring between Sony and LG have lead to European costumes officers being ordered to seize shipments of PlayStation 3s.

Any new PS3s entering the EU will also be confiscated for at least 10 days. If the ruling from the civil court of justice in the Hague, is extended it could mean that consoles may start disappearing from high street stores.

The dispute that could affect thousands of potential gamers centers on Sony allegedly infringing use of Blu-ray technology belonging to LG.

The Japanese company may apply to the European patents office to get the ban lifted. However LG could apply to the same office and not only get the ban extended but also request the destruction of the PS3s.

If Sony is found to have infringed LG patents, it could be forced to compensate the South Korean manufacturer for each PS3 it has sold around the world, which could cost hundreds of millions of pounds.
http://thenextweb.com/eu/2011/02/28/...egal-disputes/

This is definitely, definitely bad news for Sony.
 
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