PS2 not a Computer After All
It’s funny that we were just talking about this the other day. The Court of Appeal in the UK has ruled that the PS2 is not a “digital processing unit” – it’s a games console. My view, of course, is that it’s both, and I don’t really see how the court of appeal can deny that it’s a digital processing unit. Because it’s a unit that does processing digitally. Duh!
I’m just going out on a limb here, by my guess is that the Court of Appeal just doesn’t want to give Sony their £34.2m import duties back. In 2001 the import duty for games consoles was 1.7%. It fell to 0% by 2004.
Supposedly Sony’s lawyers were also quite shameful in their filings too, saying not-so-nice things about the jude. Tsk tsk Sony!