posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 10:02 AM
Sony knew what their actions would do, however the problem with such a case is they will never pay and won't be forced to pay.
In European and United States law their is a massive loop hole. When someone is sued they are sued on the assets that they have. To stop this from
harming the company the department in the U.S, U.K, et al Nation's do not have any assets.
So basically you sue, they will loose, will be told to 'pay' but they have nothing to pay with. The only way to win is to sue them and do it in a
Nation's courts where they have assets. But how many people even know about this loop hole other than top level lawyers? The only reason I do is
because one of my best friends at the law firm I work for let me know...
Sony knew what their actions would do, they know how it'll harm their company image but who can stop them? They are growing and growing and if things
keep on going the way they are the Government/Courts will not be able to force them to do anythin'.
As for the virus? I'd bet they did it on purpose and it has gone onto more machines than Sony even hoped for through the use of P2P networks. Just
hope it easily gets fixed or the Court's bother to really punish Sony.