Australian Court Sides With Sony In "Other OS" Case

Sony 1, Linux users 0. A court in Australia has ruled against a man who had brought suit against Sony for removing the Other OS feature from the PS3. (That was done ostensibly to prevent piracy. Hmm.) The court ruled that Sony was acting within its rights to remove the feature.

The man had sued Sony for the price of his PS3, arguing that Sony had disabled the very feature he had bought the console for in the first place.

And then the judge said, in effect, “Sorry, gotta side with Sony here.”

The good news: while the man won’t get his money back, he won’t have to foot Sony’s legal bills.

Let’s see if Sony is this lucky in a few days when it comes time for that other big Australian case!