A PlayStation 3 owner from California has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony for the removal of the "Install Other OS" feature.
The suit was filed by Anthony Ventura at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on April 27th. The suit seeks redress for what is describes as Sony's "intentional disablement of the valuable functionalities originally advertised as available with the Sony Playstation 3 video game console." The suit also alleges that Sony has breached the sales contract with its customers, and that this amounts to "an unfair and deceptive business practices perpetrated on millions of unsuspecting customers."
So far, Sony has apologized to customers for the removal of the feature, but claims that it is a necessary step to prevent piracy. Sony claims that its actions are legal and points disgruntled owners to the EULA (End User License Agreement) which they agreed to the first time they used the games console.
It appears that Amazon in the UK has given one Sony PS3 owner a partial refund for the removal of the feature.