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CNET News.com: Sony dealt PlayStation setback in ruling

Feb 13, 2000, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Linux Today reader ll writes: ]

"This story has nothing to do with linux. On the other hand, the issues in the PlayStation case seem strikingly similar to those in DeCSS. Would any intellectual property lawyer like to comment?"

From the article:

"Game industry giant Sony suffered a setback in its legal battle to kill a software program that allows Macs to run games designed for the PlayStation."

"Earlier, the San Francisco Federal District Court issued a preliminary injunction in favor of Sony that restricted Connectix from shipping a product called Connectix Virtual Game Station. Virtual Game Station essentially lets Apple owners run games designed for Sony's PlayStation on their systems. The court said that Connectix's software infringed Sony's intellectual property."

"This week, however, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision to "reverse and remand" the preliminary injunction. Sony will continue to pursue its case, but the ruling means that, for now, the San Mateo, CA-based Connectix can resume sales of the Macintosh version of the software. A Windows version will ship shortly, the company said."

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