Sony Files PS Jailbreak Lawsuit In US

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  1. luke_c
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    [​IMG] Sony Files PS Jailbreak Lawsuit In US
    Taking Zoomba LDC to court
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    Sony Computer Entertainment America has filed a lawsuit against an online distributor of the new PS3 Jailbreak modchip, which allows users to circumvent PS3's copy protection and play backed-up titles copied to the system’s hard drive.

    The platform holder has accused the modchip seller, Zoomba LDC, of copyright infringement, violations of the digital millennium copyright act and trademark infringement.

    Sony previously succeeded in getting a temporary injunction blocking the sale of PSJailbreak in Australia.[/p]
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  2. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

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    What a shame, BUT predicable... Good luck Zoomba LDC.
     
  3. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    to be expected, hopefully canada can slip through.
     
  4. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Copyright infringement?
    ....What part of the USB device or the source code could possibly infringe?
     
  5. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    Nice work sony! I am against piracy from now on!
     
  6. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    The courts have already ruled on more than one occasion that a device or software that circumvents security or DRM does not automatically violate the DMCA.
     
  7. Rydian

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    The recent ruling by the Librarian of Congress specifically states "The DMCA does not forbid the act of circumventing copy controls", so seems the DMCA's previously-assumed all-around ban on bypassing DRM doesn't apply.

    I can actually see this failing, though the court might not be up to date on it...
     
  8. Tozarian

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    Well, at least Canada seems to have escaped this one.
     
  9. Alex666

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    isnt it illegal because they used sonys SDK for the code?!
     
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    No, that's like saying if I steal a hammer and build a doghouse with it the doghouse becomes stolen property.
     
  11. mkoo

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    DMCA is a ridiculous law.

    Oh and I would consider buying a PS3 if I could pirate games.
     
  12. Puregamer

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    Exactly, they're just losing sales because of this.

    Sony's stupid. Since when have you ever heard of a ps3 developer complaining about piracy causing sale losses.

    People buy consoles because they're hackable and you can pirate.
     
  13. Alex666

    Alex666 GBAtemp Regular

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    ok sorry [​IMG]
     
  14. shanefromoz

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    OMG lets ban photo copy machines LOL.
    Stuff u Sony.
     
  15. Joe88

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    maybe because it wasnt a problem in the last 4 years
     
  16. Gamer5501

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    this will fail in the US because ven though piracy is illegal, homebrew isn't and the modchip enables use of homebrew so Sony lost that one.....
     
  17. .Chris

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    Nintendo did not do this..
     
  18. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Sony would have been better leaving this alone. Then planning a firmware update online and via a disc (Which you have to use to play the latest games). Leave the update for 2 or 3 months to boost sales, then release the firmware, stop the piracy and at the same time boost ps3 sales.
     
  19. shakirmoledina

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    as someone said tht they are buying time to possibly create some way to block this from working maybe by adding a check or something
    i'd be surprised if this would be illegal (unless they dont like ppl using their stuff to hack their own machines)
     
  20. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink your friendly neighborhood serial killer

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    well its useless to pirate games seeing tha BD's have very large disc capacities like 50GB+ so you may only be able to store 1-2 games on the ps3's HDD besides that torrenting would take forever and last time i checked games you own is legal to back up