Hacking Sony suing eBay seller

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Indeed, if he hadn't openly advocated piracy and advertised the consoles for that purpose he probably would have been fine.
However, I'm still not sure it's legal for them to take his PS4s. He owns the hardware, he's allowed to hack them. I don't think there's anything in the DMCA disallowing modifying devices you own. It only becomes illegal once you pirate or facilitate piracy. Which still doesn't justify them taking his PS4s.
 
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There’s definitely means and ways of advertising the consoles. I’ve read from another source that Sony actually purchased two of these consoles from eBay, and they included instructiosn on how to “add more games”.
 
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Sony actually purchased two of these consoles from Sony,
lol rly? Re-read it bruh.

and they included instructiosn on how to “add more games”.

The issue here is piracy, not homebrew enabling or the fact it was a 5.05 console.

He sold copies of games. He shouldnt have.
 

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I hate Sony but I am glad that Sony sue the seller. We jailbroken our PS4 but we shouldn't sell it with the games for the profit. The seller is stupid and an idiot!
 
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He sold copies of games. He shouldnt have.

Yeah - this is the thing I always have an issue with on ebay. Whether it's someone selling a usb stick for your Wii, an sd card 'pre-configured' for your flashcard/everdrive, or a fully loaded retro-pi - selling roms/isos/etc is scummy as fuck (as is "selling" emulators)... including them for 'free' with some second hand hardware - I can just about accept that.
 
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That's looking for trouble.
And as naive as trying to sell the nuclear football suitcase on eBay and not expecting the FBI, CIA, and half the army to be knocking on your door within the minute.
 
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See, piracy is bad.

If the user would've stopped being so edgy and just sold the console modded without games.
Sony wouldn't have sued him.

Hurr durr stop buying games durr hurr
Hurr hurr I'm in court now cus I distribute pirated content hurr hurr

Fantastic job mate ;')
 

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I once was selling a 3DS and my post was immediately deleted when I mentioned it was hackable.

Smart buyers and sellers can understand each others. It just can be hinted that PS4 firmware is 5.05 or below.
 
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Well eBay doesn't allow jailbroken consoles anyway. The things people do for money. I remember people selling usb sticks with kmeaw CFW for the ps3. Fucking disgusting

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Or you know, just sell the console as a jailbroken device with no games?

PS4 doesn't have permanent jailbreak, so it's just a case of listing PS4 5.05

They actually paid and received 2 ps4s that where jailbroken and pre loaded games by him..

Yes, they would need to have bought them for evidence in court.
 

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Maybe nintendo or sony will go after those assholes that sell the raspberry pi with like 30k games. But yeah you never sell anything hacked loaded with games that's a given. Its not illegal to sell hacked consoles for home-brew but as soon as you are like " OMG EPIC HAXED PS4 PRELOADED WITH 120+ SONY PIRATED GAMES" you're asking for trouble. Seems like going after kind of a small fry though.
 
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