The legal battle between notorious hacker Geohot and Sony has been heard, seen and written about on the internet for quite sometime now. Sony had earlier filed a lawsuit against Geohot for making Sony PlayStation 3 exploits and jailbreak tools available to the public. Geohot was also ordered to give over his harddrives to Sony. Now in this recent development, Sony has decided to ban jailbroken PS3 owners from the PlayStation Network a.k.a PSN.
Here is Sony’s official statement in this regard:
Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software. Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions. Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates the consumer guarantee for that system. In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws. Consumers using circumvention devices or running unauthorized or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently.
To avoid this, consumers must immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems.
Considering all of the legal battle between Sony and Geohot, it looks like the PS3 jailbreak will not be able to progress much further as Sony has decided to take strict action against those who jailbreak their PS3 consoles.
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