"An Ontario woman who used Sony's PSN and Sony Online Entertainment services has initiated a class-action lawsuit in Canada against Sony to the tune of, get this -- $1 billion dollars (cue Dr. Evil voice). This follows in the wake of a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. that was initiated earlier.
But is suing Sony really necessary? What does it accomplish, and why is it needed?
Look, I get it, Sony fucked up. Big time. And there's no better word to describe the situation than, pardon my French, a fuck up. They lost a ton of information for a ton of users - 77 million, to be exact, and then 21 million with Sony Online Entertainment's recent breach. But $1 billion dollars is a little excessive, dont you think?"