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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Sony Addresses PS3 Circumvention Devices, Piracy and PSN Bans

    Update: As expected, countless users in our PS3 Forums have confirmed receiving e-mail notices from Sony followed by their PlayStation 3 consoles being banned.

    According to Mathieulh if you get error 0x8002A227 Sony banned your PS3 from the PSN.

    Today Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted the following statement from Sony Computer Entertainment on PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans:

    Notice: 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.

    What this means to you:

    Circumvention devices and game piracy damage our industry and can potentially injure the online experience for you, our loyal PlayStation customers, via hacks and cheats.

    Many PlayStation.Blog readers have asked how we intend to deal with these incidents that they have been reading about in the gaming press, and this is our initial response.

    By identifying PlayStation 3 systems that breach our guidelines and terminating their ability to connect to PlayStation Network, we are protecting our business and preserving the honest gameplay experiences that you expect and deserve.

    Rest assured, this message does not apply to the overwhelming majority of our users who enjoy the world of entertainment PlayStation 3 has to offer without breaching the guidelines detailed above, and we urge you to continue doing so without fear.

    More PlayStation 3 News...

  2. #2
    DaedalusMinion Guest

    Sony Officially Responds to PS3 Piracy

    A little late ain't it?

    This is even a bigger indication of a sure and permanent ban on those using bypass methods on PSN like myself

  3. #3
    condorstrike Guest

    PS3 Bans are coming

    Yep, today Sony announce of imminent PSN bans for people with modified firmware or Hardware.

    he he, we posted it at the same time, but your story is better and more complete.

  4. #4
    buggybaby Guest
    yea screw sony... Trying to tell us what to do with our own system...

  5. #5
    superste2201 Guest
    Software.... Sony don't mind what you do with your PS3 hardware you own. Just the software which you do not own.

  6. #6
    Denida Guest
    Was just a matter of time, so not surprising...

  7. #7
    semitope Guest
    They have the right to stop you from using their online services. Its interesting that they say you should stop it now and that suggests you won't get banned if you do. Would they know if you removed all evidence before going online?

  8. #8
    sika Guest
    so they are saying that if you want to avoid it then delete whats on your system and stop using your dongle (if any) ?

    by manually deleting installs etc and reinstalling ofw? or whatever, anyways so do these things leave a trace on the ps3 system because there making it sound like you can avoid being banned if you cop out... i won't but still weird how they say "to avoid this"

  9. #9
    msr Guest
    I am glad i just a ps3 just for online. Saves all this fuss.

  10. #10
    Mbb Guest
    Well this was expected, i'm glad they announced it so I can clear some history.

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