Man Sues Sony For Taking Away PS3 Feature Via Update

Not content to let Sony take away the PS3’s ability to let users install alternate operating systems such as Linux, a man is bringing a class action lawsuit against the company.

Kotaku reports:

Plaintiff Anthony Ventura takes issue with that decision in a suit filed against SCEA in a North District of California court. The suit filed on his behalf believes the change “reflected Sony’s concerns that the Other OS feature might be used by ‘hackers’ to copy and/or steal gaming and other content.”

“Sony’s decision to force users to disable the Other OS function was based on its own interest and was made at the expense of its customers,” reads the complaint.

The class action suit was brought on behalf of “a nationwide class of all persons who purchased a PS3 during the period November 17, 2006 and March 27, 2010 and who did not resell their PS3” during that time.

PS3 owners, do you want in on this class action? What would Sony have to do to make you happy?

PlayStation 3 Owner Files Class Action Suit Against Sony For Dropping ‘Other OS’ [Kotaku]

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