The Register brengt het nieuws dat Connectix, ontwikkelaar van de Virtual GameStation PSX emulator, afstevend op een overwinning in één van de twee rechtszaken die het door Sony aan het broekje gelapt kreeg. Een rechtbank in San Francisco heeft de claims die door het Sony advocatenleger werden aangedragen vrijwel volledig aan de kant geshoveld:
Yesterday, the San Francisco District Court threw out almost all aspects of Sony's attempt to block the sale of VGS on the grounds of copyright and trademark infringement. The verdict follows last February's appeal win by Connectix against a preliminary injunction granted to Sony last year which prevented the software developer from shipping VGS.
Of course, it's not over yet for Connectix. Following the February ruling, Sony fired off a second action against the company alleging that VGS violates Sony patents.
The appeals judge pointed out in his ruling that while the court that heard the original case against Connectix had made a mistake in granting the preliminary injunction on the grounds of copyright infringement. However, he noted Sony might have had a case for a ban had it included patent infringement in its suit.