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Banned Resistance player’s lawsuit thrown out

Banned Resistance player’s lawsuit thrown out

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You may remember back in July that an American Resistance player was banned and then threatened to sue Sony for breach of this first amendment rights as well as theft of money he had his PSN wallet fund (story HERE). Back when this story broke we suggested that the fact that Resistance was a privately owned platform and Sony wasn’t stopping the player, named Erik Estavillo, from speaking his mind elsewhere that there probably wasn’t much of a case to answer. It seems that Judge Ronald M. Whyte in federal court for the Northern District of California agreed.

Estavillo was asking for $55,000 in damages from Sony and an order to stop Sony banning players in the future. He also claimed to be Agoraphobic with PSN acting as his major form of communication with the outside world.  Judge Whyte ruled quickly that there was no first amendment breach to be discussed seeing as PSN is a privately owned platform that Sony is free to do with what it will. The case has been completely thrown out, but we doubt this will be the last we hear about it.

Via Gamepolitics




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