Other OS Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

A class action lawsuit brought against Sony Computer Entertainment America regarding the removal of the ‘Other OS’ function has been dismissed by a federal judge.

The class action lawsuit was launched against Sony after removal of the ‘Other OS’ feature in a firmware update back in April 2010. The feature was removed due to apparent security concerns.

In his decision, US District judge Richard Seeberg stated that the plaintiffs, including California resident Anthony Ventura, had not adequately stated their claims. The judge said that the plaintiffs argument was flawed due to their claims not only involving the Other OS feature but access to the PlayStation Network.

The flaw in plaintiffs’ [argument] is that they are claiming rights not only with respect to the features of the PS3 product, but also to have ongoing access to an internet service offered by Sony, the PSN.

Has the removal of the Other OS feature affected you at all? There was an outcry from the homebrew and modding community when the update initially was rolled out last spring, but Other OS use was never adopted by the mainstream audience.