Sony files lawsuit over PSJailbreak

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  1. Sonicslasher
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    Today, Australian retailers including OzModchips have had to send those that ordered PSJailbreak some unsettling news. The news is that Sony Europe has imposed an injunction on any person selling the PSJailbreak and therefore they have no option but to issue a refund on PSJailbreak. It will take a very brave company to take on Sony! Sony has acted very quickly on the matter and a court hearing between Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and OzModchips is due on August 31st. E-mail revealed inside.

    Here's a content of one of these emails:
    "We regret to inform you that today Sony Australia imposed an injunction against any company / person’s selling the PS Jailbreak devices, so it is with great regret that we have to inform you that we will not be buying or selling any PS Jailbreak devices. We have just issued a full refund to your card for the pre-order made.

    We wish to apologize immensely for any inconvenience this may have caused, and hope that you can understand our position on this matter. Please note the refund we have issued can take approx 5-working days to show on your card.

    Best Regards,"

    For those wondering, SCE Europe covers the EMEA region which includes Europe and Australia, hence why they are taking action against an Australian retailer. Within the case, there are multiple parties involved including:[/p]
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


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  2. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Aww, I was hoping for a raid :C

    *puts the popcorn away*
     
  3. Chaosruler

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    Who dares to take on Sony? Team R4 of course x)
     
  4. deathking

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    looks like sony cant protect itself with a firmware upgrade
     
  5. Infinite Zero

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    Well that was quick.
     
  6. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Actually, the exploit is so simple that they can.
    They're suing to make an example so that people won't try again.
     
  7. Scott-105

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    It was bound to happen. There was illegal files on the USB stick, I'm pretty sure.
     
  8. Cermage

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    the things already been taken to bits. shouldnt be too long before a DIY for people willing to tackle it pop up here and there.
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    Well this was fast and sad news.
    Really I hope Sony knows they can't defend themselves forever. If there was an exploit found, it's only a matter of time before PS3 is completely opened.
     
  10. smash_brew

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    I see that so far this only effects Europe and Australian suppliers. You could order it from Canada but i'm sure there will be a similar action taken by sony of north america soon.
     
  11. Bladexdsl

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    saw this coming a mile away
     
  12. superrob

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    Lol that was bound to happen [​IMG] Funny how they thought they could just get away with it... and its SO stupid to try to sell something illegal for THAT much profit [​IMG]
     
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  14. superrob

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    Oh yea! I saw that on the big thread! [​IMG]
     
  15. SnAQ

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    I really hope that the information on how to create one for yourself becomes available, We can´t let Sony win!
     
  16. SifJar

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    And your evidence for this is....? Please give me proof how you know they can block it.

    Anyway, very fast reaction from Sony, Nintendo have a lot to learn from them (look how long it took them to get cases against flash cards)
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    hackers have got hold of these already and are prob in the process of making their own and turning it into a soft mod. sony won't be able to stop them [​IMG]
     
  18. dreassica

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    Even then, they can circumvent by just selling a usb jigkick with an empty atmega chip on it and a serial connector so ppl can flash it to the chip themselves.
     
  19. ether2802

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    Have you seen how many systems does Nintendo sells...?? do you think they care to take down the flash cards...?? [​IMG]
     
  20. gifi4

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    Knew it would happen, but damn that was quick, Sony really hates Piracy.