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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/PS3-playstation-Linux-Rebate-Amazon,10140.html

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A European PS3 owner has claimed a partial refund because of Sony's decision to axe Linux support.

When we reported that Sony would be ditching OtherOS support, killing off the ability to run Linux on your console, a lot of you suggested that this couldn't be legal. What about people who purchased the PS3 with this feature in mind? Wouldn't taking it away mean the console no longer performed as advertised?

Well, that's what one European user said when he complained to Amazon. PlayStation University reports that NeoGAF forum moderator "iapetus" received over $100 in credit from Amazon for his original purchase of his PlayStation 3. Iapetus filed a complaint with the etailer on the grounds that removing Linux support violates European Union consumer laws. Amended in 2002 to affect all EU member states, the law states that all goods "must be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase."

I can see Sony being sued very, very quickly if this gets out of hand.

That would be good news. You can't advertise with features to increase sales, and then cut them just because you you don't like them anymore ( or whatever reason ).
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and there is probably something writen down somewhere that sony reserves the right to dissable any features at any time for any reason

Which is useless if it contradicts the law.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/PS3-playstation-Linux-Rebate-Amazon,10140.html

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A European PS3 owner has claimed a partial refund because of Sony's decision to axe Linux support.

When we reported that Sony would be ditching OtherOS support, killing off the ability to run Linux on your console, a lot of you suggested that this couldn't be legal. What about people who purchased the PS3 with this feature in mind? Wouldn't taking it away mean the console no longer performed as advertised?

Well, that's what one European user said when he complained to Amazon. PlayStation University reports that NeoGAF forum moderator "iapetus" received over $100 in credit from Amazon for his original purchase of his PlayStation 3. Iapetus filed a complaint with the etailer on the grounds that removing Linux support violates European Union consumer laws. Amended in 2002 to affect all EU member states, the law states that all goods "must be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase."

I can see Sony being sued very, very quickly if this gets out of hand.
Good news. And thanks for finding this and posting it here.

I feel bad for Amazon now. They will have to pay for the wrongdoings of Sony, or go through all the annoying legal processes to make Sony pay for the refunds.