View Full Version : Legal expert says law "untested" on PS3 OS removal

04-30-2010, 07:01 AM
The recent class action against Sony and the removal of the Install Other OS feature from the PlayStation 3 highlights a "relatively untested" area of UK and European law, Jas Purewal, a lawyer at Olswang LLP and writer of GamerLaw (http://www.gamerlaw.co.uk/), has told GamesIndustry.biz

Purewal's comments were made following the revelation yesterday that Sony faces a class action (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/sony-sued-over-other-os-loss) lawsuit over the removal of the "Other OS" features commonly used to install the Linux operating system on the console.

"Clearly this matter raises quite complex issues and, if it was litigated in Europe, it would be interesting to see where the courts' sympathy would lie," said Purewal.