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http://www.ps3news.com/PlayStation-3/LG-Wins-Injunction-Against-Sony-PS3-European-Shipments-Seized/

As a follow-up to our previous article, today the civil court of justice in the Hague has granted LG a preliminary injunction that will see all new PlayStation 3 consoles imported into Europe confiscated by customs for at least ten days leaving only a few weeks worth of PS3 stock left in the channel.

To quote from MCVUK: "Shipments of PS3 consoles have been seized by European customs officers as an LG injunction against Blu-ray technology seeks to block Sony products from sale, according to a report in The Guardian this afternoon.

Earlier this month, LG had filed a claim with the International Trade Commission calling for a block on PS3 sales, saying the device infringes on its copyrights.

The technology firm claims its rival's Blu-ray disc devices use four patented technologies while, Bravia TVs infringe another four.

At the time, the firm said it wanted to have sales of the PS3 (which plays Blu-rays) and other products banned.

And now, surprisingly, its got its way. The Guardian reports that an initial injunction has now been granted by the civil court of justice in the Hague, leading to all new imports of PS3s to be confiscated."
 
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odd i have a cuz who works in customs he aint said nothing about it Strange


and i Realy REALY dont want to be reading NEWS ON A DBZ FORUM I MEAN WTF MAN ITS BORING
 
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odd i have a cuz who works in customs he aint said nothing about it Strange


and i Realy REALY dont want to be reading NEWS ON A DBZ FORUM I MEAN WTF MAN ITS BORING
I know you're trying to fit in by being against Mkilbride, but stop. People aren't aren't acting the way they are towards him because he's posting news on a DBZ forum.
 
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I know you're trying to fit in by being against Mkilbride, but stop. People aren't aren't acting the way they are towards him because he's posting news on a DBZ forum.
I will post what i feel young man i dont give a Flying **** what you think anymore so in other words ****off i dont care
 
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odd i have a cuz who works in customs he aint said nothing about it Strange


and i Realy REALY dont want to be reading NEWS ON A DBZ FORUM I MEAN WTF MAN ITS BORING
I know you're trying to fit in by being against Mkilbride, but stop. People aren't aren't acting the way they are towards him because he's posting news on a DBZ forum.
I will post what i feel young man i dont give a Flying **** what you think anymore so in other words ****off i dont care
This is why there should be news on Dbz forums. Much more entertaining.

And i seriously doubt PS3 getting banned anywhere, Sony will just not have it.
 
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Microsoft sales are about to skyrocket it seems.
 
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Seems like Sony wanted a bigger piece of the pie and bit into the plate instead.
 
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Very interesting, I wonder if this will increase the value of existing PS3's within Europe to the point of some kind of cool black market PS3 cartel. What happens to games? Sounds like just the console is being banned but what sense is selling games to a console that can't be purchased?
 
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LG just mad that their launch PS3 died.

The hell is with consoles and patent-based lawsuits.
 
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madman121 thread banned from this thread(Yes, thread banning is back). If you have nothing useful to say, don't say anything.

As for this news. World gone mad. My 2 cents.
 
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This world has become fully retarded. I can't believe they banned the selling of the PS3 for nothing.
 

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It was for a possible patent infringement, and the ban is only for ten days at the moment.
 
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Is it illegal if its imported from America?
 
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If it's for 10 days, it shouldn't matter too much. Not to say that it's not unusual. Cunning scheme by Nintendo ^^?
 
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all your PS3's are belong to us, lawsuits ftw!
 
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I thought it was for a minimum of 10 days.
 
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Dude, even 10 days over the entire Europe is no joke.

Sony gonna make some losses.
 
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I thought it was for a minimum of 10 days.
This.

Also this sets a bad precedent for world wide sales should LG decide it wants to persue the suit. Sony is going to end up being forced to pay LG a lot of money in the end. Between this and the jailbreak of doom, PS3 is having a very bad quarter.
 

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