[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/wBWRnv.jpg[/newsimage]A legal spat between Sony and LG, which claims that the PS3 Blu-ray technology infringes upon its patents, has resulted in at least a 10-day halt of the popular console into Europe. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/eu-customs-seize-new-ps3-consoles-in-lg-blu-ray-patent-dispute-40726/](http://www.myce.com/news/eu-customs-seize-new-ps3-consoles-in-lg-blu-ray-patent-dispute-40726/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
What goes around comes around.
I was just going to say “Karma”
Sony will probably just buy LG.
It’s definitely entertaining to see Sony get a taste of their own medicine with LG bringing successful legal action against them, especially with their recent sue-happy activities and restraining orders against PS3 modders.
I would like to know what is unique about PS3’s blu ray playback vs. every other BR player in the world, that makes it infringe on a patent. I bet it’s something absurd like so many of the patents out there.
Still, I also love seeing it happen to Sony. But I do think it would be an utter waste if the court lets the units be destroyed. It would be ironic for the EU which is so environmentally conscious, to trash the PS3’s.
[QUOTE=ivid;2577718]I would like to know what is unique about PS3’s blu ray playback vs. every other BR player in the world, that makes it infringe on a patent. I bet it’s something absurd like so many of the patents out there. [/QUOTE]
Yep, I’m betting it’s some generic thing too, like “method to playback Blu-ray Discs” or something of the like. With that being the case, it probably does apply to all Blu-ray players but they’re just targeting Sony here in retaliation for the LG phone vs Sony lawsuit in the US. At least that’s what people are guessing.
Destroy! Destroy! Destroy!
[QUOTE=redk9258;2577694]Sony will probably just buy LG.[/QUOTE]
Do you have any idea how big LG is?
LG should order the destruction of all PS3’s and then post to youtube so the rest of us can enjoy the show, too.