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PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - Sony vs Playbackups.com (playbackups.com)

Stevespy writes: "Sony is suing @Playbackups.com in the High Court. They are claiming "breach of patent" on the Playstation3, but they are abusing the courts system in an attempt to stop the Independent Fault Reports that Playbackups.com writes on the manufacture defects on the PS3. Customers in the UK can have their faulty PS3 consoles exchanged, free of charge, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979. Sony deny the problems and are acting aggressively against any company publicising the issues."
The Internet

Submission + - What happened to freedom of speech and assembly? (indybay.org) 3

muckracker1 writes: "A few officials at Kentucky State University (KSU) in Frankfort, Kentucky are allegedly trying to shut down an 80 year old black farmer's protest by forcing him to hold his informational picket in a football stadium far removed from the scene of a conference of farmers and federal farm program representatives. The internet has been a marvelous tool for black farmers such as Harry Young, who, while they themselves may not know much about the Internet, have the assistance of those who do. Harry Young of Kentucky, the black farmer in question, has been waging a one man PR campaign to get the word out about the allegedly illegal auction of his farmland over a contested debt, by the government. The land he owned has as much as $750,000,000 in coal reserves. Many land rights activists say it was a land grab, pure and simple. Mr. Young has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Owensboro, Kentucky over the sale — which has gone no where. He has also filed a judicial misconduct complaint in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals against the federal judge in Kentucky's Western District federal court. Young's plans for the KSU demonstration will attract world wide attention — his case is already being cited by civil rights activists in Malaysia as inspiration for their continued efforts."

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