Sony’s PS3/Linux Lawsuit Closing In On Settlement


After around six years, it looks like we might see the final judgment in Sony’s infamous PlayStation 3 and Linux operating system incident.

According to Ars Technica, any PS3 owner between the time of November 1, 2006, and April 1, 2010 that was able to run Linux’s operating system on the console might get a repayment. However, they “must attest under oath to their purchase of the product and installation of Linux, provide proof of their purchase or serial number and PlayStation Network Sign-in ID, and submit some proof of their use of the Other OS functionality.”

“Defendant has agreed to pay $55.00 to each Class member who submits a valid claim showing, among other things, proof that he or she used the Other OS functionality, and $9.00 to all other Class Members who submit a valid claim and attesting, among other things, that they lost value and/or desired functionality or were otherwise injured as a consequence of the firmware update. There is no limit on the number of valid claims that Defendant is required to pay. The Parties believe the terms of the Agreement are fair, reasonable and adequate, and that the Court should grant preliminary approval.”

At least, we’re finally getting a judgment in this case.