The PlayStation 3
What comes to mind when those words are spoken?
Fun and games?
How about Controversial ?
This device has caused a great deal of controversy Ranging a possible band in Norway due to unfair ToS's that protect the consumer to Hackers entering into the system and breaching it Which has lead to a Lawsuit with an infamous hacker "gehot"
to a Lawsuit that is pending Known as the "Other OS" Lawsuit that states SCEA wrongfully had removed the "Other OS" function in which was deemed as a security threat , The lawsuit also states that the "Other OS" was taken from a group of consoles that a Consumer had purchased.
What does all this have to do with us the consumers?
It has a great deal to do with us in the fact that we are not owners of the PS3. You heard me right, it is against the law for us to access anything with in it.
And this is the reason why hackers have hacked, This is the reason why it is possibly about to band in Norway and this is Thomas Nortvedt of the Norwegian Consumer Council had to say.
"Sony claims a universal right to change or remove functionality from the gaming console," said Thomas Nortvedt of the Norwegian Consumer Council. "In our opinion this is in clear violation of the Marketing Control Act, and not at the least it is a breach of trust between the consumer and Sony."
The Norwegian Consumer Council also argues that the terms ‘update’ and ‘upgrade’ implies feature enhancements, not redactions.
It is believed that Sony pulled the “other OS” function because, in allowing users to install Linux on their PS3, users had level of access to the system that could allow for unauthorised hacking and piracy.
However a new threat has emerged as the Console has been hacked, the Keys have been found and released to the public .
and Sony is working hard to put the "Genie back in the Bottle" with no Luck at all.
SCEA has even went so as far as to to ask the judge to grant them expedited discovery so they can gather IP addresses of every one that has spoke of, viewed the video there of, or had any associations with any any content be it Twitter, goggle, papal and even YouTube.
Judge Susan Illston denied Sony the Expedited discovery.
How ever granted SCEA to search his PC.