Pirating is erroneous. There were people that used Linux on their PS3's for completely normal reasons. The agreement doesn't really matter because sony gave users no choice in the matter. You either agree or you lose the major features of the PS3 (access to PSN, the ability to play PS3 games, the ability to play blu-rays). Those are not reasonable terms.
But again the people who use Linux on their PS3's are mostly using it for research. They don't use it for gaming so they never update the PS3's. A Majority of PS3 other OS users use them for research, not gaming.
Not as many people switch between the Linux OS and Gaming. In fact I know people who tried Linux on the PS3 and later on deleted the partition because well.. They don't know Linux at all pretty much.
It is still a minority. I wonder how many will join in. (To me I do not believe a lot will be there.)
That is not every time sony has been to court.
The list goes on.
Miss a sentence?
They lost a class action lawsuit over the PS2, and I'd hardly say striking a deal with a company that files a lawsuit against you winning. How is making them take you to court before you pay them anything better than paying them in the first place?
Selling another iteration of a system without a feature is 100% ok. It's the fact that they are removing the feature from systems that were sold with the knowledge that the user could have that feature. They are not even comparable situations legally.
So you are trying to pull a....never mind... I don't want to finish that sentence.
But once again a lot of people DID NOT KNOW about this feature. A lot of them didn't care about the feature what so ever. A lot of them still do not care. Even in the comments on various websites for the news of this outcome a MAJORITY of people still don't care. Some are even agreeing with Sony's reasoning
in said comment sections.(This is my favorite article.)
It doesn't matter how many people use it. Is it ok to murder one person? I mean there's 6 billion people in the world. The majority of people won't even hear about the murder let alone care.I can already see where this is going.
End result: Not enough people care.
"If someone bought PS3 for OtherOS feature, Sony doesn't take it away. It says, "just don't upgrade and continue to use OtherOS"."
I see your reasoning and where the argument will go. But again not enough people care for this lawsuit to have any grounds.Even with Murder not enough people care. Escaped prisoners... not enough people care. (They watch America's Most wanted and see the damn face all over the damn screen... The next day they could be staring at the number one wanted criminal, just inches from themselves, and won't even realize it until they are on the news caught at the Mexican border.) I know I might sound a bit harsh but it is so fucking god damn shockingly true.
Now I am not saying you are, but sticking up for others in such a matter only reaches def ears. That is why I said in order for this to really go down how it should, the numbers need to be in hundreds of thousands. To me it seems that it is only in the hundreds.
(But just for fun... I bet Sony will pull the same stunt they did a few years back when the PS2 compatibility went bye bye. "Just keep a 60G fat PS3 and Buy a slim if you want to keep playing games and have the Other OS function! STACK THEM! HAVE TWO OF THEM!")
Oh and here is that Clause in the License Agreement in EVERY UPDATE:
"Without limitation, services may include the provision of the latest update or download of new release that may include security patches, new technology or revised settings and features which may prevent access to unauthorized or pirated content, or use of unauthorized hardware or software in connection with the PS3™ system. Additionally, you may not be able to view your own content if it includes or displays content that is protected by authentication technology. Some services may change your current settings, cause a loss of data or content, or cause some loss of functionality."
Like I said if there is ANY WAY to hack ANYTHING FOR the PS3 they will take it out. And thus they have. This is another reason why I think it won't have good ground in a court room. Just like the Million Dollar Home Page.
when it was taken to court Sony probably will walk out unscathed.
(I still don't know why the press is making such a big deal over it. Its not like they were using that feature for their website. Damn hypocrites.)