I hate to encourage trolling by bringing you an update on gamer Erik Estavillo, but I will anyway. As you may know, Estavillo sued Sony this summer because Sony had the temerity to ban the user from the PlayStation Network, reportedly for comments he made while playing Resistance. A judge threw the case out of court, saying, basically, you don't have the full protection of the First Amendment when using someone else's computer network. You'd think that would be the end of it, but nope: Estavillo has appealed the decision. Not only that, he's also filed a a Civil Suit against Sony for $180,000.
Estavillo is representing himself, and he tells game politics that he's obsessed enough with the character of The Joker that he plans to "wear a purple suit during my court trials. No joke."
I think Estavillo needs to find a new hobby -- something doesn't seem to be working out in his life.
Personal feelings aside, GamePolitics reader ZeroDash makes a thoughtful point in that site's comment section:
Although this will go nowhere but LOLville, can you imagine what the world would be like if he actually won this case? Internet trolls and griefers would turn the net into a wasteland of irrelevance.
If, through some miracle, this guy wins this case, it will essentially outlaw all ban hammers on all networks for all time. Which would either make the online world a ton more interesting, or totally ruin it. I think it would be the latter. We need some way to protect the great masses or normal people out there from the few who live only to disrupt and ruin other people's good times.