Idiot Gets Banned from PSN, Sues Sony, Needs Backhand.

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Erik Estavillo of San Jose, a PlayStation 3 gamer has filed suit against Sony Computer entertainment of America in the U.S. District Court in California. The money-grubbing moron alleges that SCEA has suppressed his right to free speech by banning his PSN account, and in turn caused him irreparable pain and suffering – pain and suffering to the tune of $55 000.

The pain and suffering was caused by the defendant, Sony, banning the plaintiff’s account on the PlayStation 3 Network, in which the plaintiff relies on to socialize with other people, since it’s the only way the plaintiff can truly socialize since he also suffers from Agoraphobia…

Agoraphobia, for those of you who don’t know is an anxiety disorder where the sufferer irrationally becomes anxious in environments that are unfamiliar or where he or she perceives that they have little control. It also apparently makes you an illogical, greedy douchebag.

The ban is supposedly due to the behavior of the plaintiff when he plays the video game “Resistance: Fall of Man,” which Sony owns and employs moderators for its online play. These moderators kick and ban players that they feel are deserving; though their biases to a player seem to be what determines the kick or ban…

The plaintiff was exercising his First Amendment Rights to Freedom of Speech in the game’s public forum when he was banned from, not only [Resistance], but also banned from playing all other games online via the PlayStation Network…


What the plaintiff probably doesn’t realise is that America’s glorious first amendment , which states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” only really pertains to government, and last time I looked, Sony wasn’t running the country.

While there’s no word yet on the exact reason for his banning, chances are he engaged in hateful, racist, sexist, homophobic or vulgar discourse and became acquainted with Sony’s mighty banstick – A valid reason for a ban, according to PSN’s Terms of Service.

Source : Gamepolitics

Last Updated: July 23, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

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