Sony Computer Entertainment America has filed suit in California against an online retailer, accusing them of a raft of charges including copyright violation.
hopeful they stopped them
since its been leaked to the internet and no one is selling it. there is no way to stop it now. Yea its good sony is taking drastic action but its flooded the net and people will be flashing the chips them selves.
It won't do them any good. People do not understand that this isn't like the PSP. One firmware update and that boot door is closed. In the meantime Sony is going to ruin the financial lives of these idiots responsible in the first place. Notice we haven't heard any loudmouth jabbering from those Jailbreak clowns about their legal rights. They have the right, the right to be broke for the next 20 years.
you really think a good majority of the people that plan on jailbreaking their ps3 care if they can play online or not? I know I don't. The only people that should care are the ones who only have a ps3. Everyone else is just firmware shirmware meh.
u do know that if the new firmware is released it will come on the disc as well,and a person has to update in order to play the game even offline,this is just a temporary scam also psp iso's above 5.03 firmware on psp 3000 have to be patched and i don't see that happening with ps3 games
You dont understand that firmware comes on discs. This "hack" allowed them to back up games but in regard to editing the actual blu ray game or system OS, they still cant. It exploits old games but newer games will be patched. BTW i doubt trophy whores would even bother with this as you need a live connection to sync with the server. In this regard trophies gain +10 in defense points.
lets see the amount of online games the amount of games that use trophys = a bunch of gimped games its like haveing a 360 without gold
and there is no way to stop it now. However, that doesn't mean Sony's gonna sit back. Sony will still sue them and prevent them from making any money of off the jailbreak.
Karma is a b1tch.
Things are going in Sony's way in Australia so far http://n4g.com/news/597792/...
Oh, and a big "I told you so" to all the naysayers. Apparently, the chips were using stolen code. Hence why it is so illegal. @r1sh12. The freeware version doesn't come with game backups enabled. And it doesn't change the fact that a specific - stolen - key will be needed again to enable future functionality (as the firmware will undoubtedly be patched). Running homebrew is not the same as custom firmware or a Game OS.
Taking this people to court is the right thing to do but at the same time Sony is drawing alot of media attention to this mod chip situation. Sure majority of the hard core crowld already know but when the general mass get the news it will be like the 360 all over again.
"In the land of freedom" Right...
Unless, it impinges upon others.
At least this is serious. USA is full of bullsh!t lawsuits.
Sony might as well take everyone who's selling them to court.
so much for it being safe in the usa
If australia is any indication i hope they win this case here. I dont want them screwing over the developers out of hard earn money. People need to get a job and buy the products legit, its more satisfactory when you do.
Now Sony must take it to Asia and tackle any leaks possible, not just the famous jailbreak but all its clones whether containing different features or not. Any little device with such capability must be shut down, for those already in the wild, there's a banned console/ID in preparations im sure. Sony cannot let the ps3, become the psp/dreamcast/360. I know these people will hide and try to avoid taking their systems online, lol and that's coo and all but once the flow of sale of these things stop. Many will be left behind in the cold wanting one of these little devices that i am sure of.
well said my friend, I'm with you
they have the Yakuza :D !
Would be funny if the Yakuza actually owned stock in Sony as they usually protect companies they have stock in and apparently they have stock in a whole bunch of big companies.
Well the yakuza have shares in pretty much all big name Japanese companies, typically how they get the shares is by let’s say I own 100000 shares in Sony the yakuza will come along and offer to buy them I say no they will then abduct my wife/child and then phone me tell me that want the shares if I don’t get it to them they will put the abducted to slavery so since I’m such a loving man I trade all the required shares for my family thus the yakuza have shares in the company OFCOURSE this is not the only way they go about getting shares they can get them legally as well
got GET them Sony :P
Wanna bet these guys start singing and tell who leaked them the stolen code. Also wouldn't it be just as illegal to reverse engineer the code that's used?? I know it use to be illegal to reverse engineer code and sell it as your own, not sure if it still is.
reverse engineering of any copyrighted product to create a dirivitive item is illigal its copyright theft if i xerox someones test paper its jsut as bad as if i hand write it change a few things around (4+1=5 to 1+4=5 as an example) ive still taken someonelses work if sony can get a lawsuit on the people who released the code then they can screw over anyone if they make the code itself illigal they can then petition isps to block it, also once they have that they have legal permission to nuke it however they can
I havent heard one average joe anywhere saying I bought the jailbreak and im using it. The only people I know who have these illegal devices or even talk about using them are the people who are in court right now getting there money taken. I have no friends or anyone around me that has this thing or selling it. All I have heard ever is a bunch of people talking about using it yet dont have it. Where are all these people who have the jailbrake and are using it and selling it? Someone give me a link because as of right now the only place the jailbreak devices exist are in the hands of the 20 or so hackers with half of them being in court. You wont stop the ps3 peoples.
Hope they get sued out of their ass. Stupid people, why so desperate?
lol you peoples are funny. Let me remind you of torrent sites like the pirate bay. Site has been sued numerous times and yet not much happens.
This will accomplish nothing in the grand scheme of things. They have to make the effort though.
with Sony winning the case down under, so many who said Sony doesnt have a leg to stand on...lol.....
I keep thinking its not real
Go get em' Sony.
...sadly however this certainly doesn't stop PSGroove.
These guys have nothing better to do than to cheat online fucked up our PSN accounts. Why don't you guys go back to your PC's and crappy iPhones. And leave real gamers alone to the PS3.
the groove is another mater if they can prove the code which is opensource is based off theres or exists for piracy they can still get it shut down.. not mcuh good i know but the point is sony is using legal methods first they could make any code on the ps3 require rke check for verification which means youd need the root key and noone has that yet only ibm have access to that data so if it was like this... code trys to execute, enters secure vault mode checks gainst rke if good code runs if not system shuts down. they could fit that into the gameos side of things and make it part of the disks so it cant be bypassed btw secure vault is a very secure mode inside cell cpu it runs cut off from the rest of the system nad is purged once it doen sony is working on ideas they have to be
Looks like Sony isn't messing around. First punish the wrong doers, then repair the damage. It will be a long and difficult fight but it will slow the dishonest people down at least
I hope Sony loses, but they will probably win :(
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