The ten most ridiculous tech lawsuits of the 21st century
Absurd legal battles and courtroom dramas
By Eric Mack | PC World | Published: 16:20, 22 August 11
Though much of the information related to these ten tech lawsuits sounds like punch lines to jokes, they’re all real lawsuits from our tech-obsessed century. We sifted through dockets nationwide to find the most ridiculous ones for your enjoyment.
Star Wars fans vs Sony
Fans of the online MMOG Star Wars Galaxies were so bereaved when Sony announced plans to shutter it at the end of 2010, that they opted to take on the Japanese corporate Deathstar. Of course, there were no sustainable grounds for a lawsuit here, but the fans opted to put together a class action suit anyway out of sheer frustration. We haven't heard anything about the litigation coming before a judge or jury, and we probably never will.