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Sony pushes back on piracy


Sony has released a statement outlining its plans to deal with those who run pirated software on a Playstation 3.

A sternly-worded blog post on the Official Playstation Blog states that any console detected running unauthorized modifications will have access to the Playstation Network terminated.

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.

The whole PS3 jailbreak saga has been a PR nightmare for Sony. From failed subpoenas aimed at Google and PayPal to Kevin Butler tweeting the actual jailbreak code, all is not well in the Sony camp.

When reached for comment, a spokesperson for the pirates issued the following statement, “Arrrrrrrrrr matey!”


via [Playstation Blog]

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