In a shocking move, Lik-Sang, the Hong Kong based retailer best known for being a source of imports for gamers Worldwide, has announced today that due to multiple Sony legal actions against them they are closing up shop.
[quote]Lik-Sang.com, the popular gaming retailer from Hong Kong, has today announced that it is forced to close down due to multiple legal actions brought against it by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sony claimed that Lik-Sang infringed its trade marks, copyright and registered design rights by selling Sony PSP consoles from Asia to European customers, and have recently obtained a judgment in the High Court of London (England) rendering Lik-Sang’s sales of PSP consoles unlawful.[/quote]
This is devastating and only sets a nasty precedence. Sure, pre-importing consoles and stuff would annoy Sony, but unlawful? C’mon.