@droidhacker: Do you imply that Qualcomm has now several dozens of $5000/hour lawyers knocking at their door? If this is the case, then I be able to sleep a lot better tonight (with a happy grin on my face...)
Rather someone must have paid attention and taken an interest to what his or her minions are actually doing, which does not happen automatically. Authorities will often not care unless some alarms go off.
It could well be that we have to thank the press for it.
"What the fsck was that? Get you shit together or we will never consider your hardware, and sue you for the damage in cost and reputation when you accuse us of copyright infringement and take down our source repositories!"
Sony is not a small player, and I do not think Qualcomm wants to piss them off more then necessary.
In other words, you need a smoking gun email where their CEO's are talking about how great it will be to send these illegal takedowns out the next day even though they know they are completely false.
Without that, they can just claim some automated system flagged it, or an employee mistakenly thought they should send these out, and legally they are in the clear.
Good luck getting anywhere with that, unless you've got millions of dollars to launch a full scale investigation and years-long legal attack.
And apparently he/she has enough authority to do some good.