Sony Bans PSJailBreak PS3 ModChip Sales in Europe
According to Gamersmint.com (linked above), Sony has now succeeded in banning sales of the PSJailBreak PS3 modchip USB device in Europe.
This news comes just days after document leaks and UKIE support for Sony's swift legal action were announced.
To quote: "Sony has finally succeeded in banning the selling of the modchip in Europe.
After releasing a security firmware update which made the PSJailbreak useless, Sony has gone 1up now and the Japanese manufacturer has cut the grass from under the feet of prospective hackers through an order which makes it illegal to sell the modchip and all its clones in Europe.
This news has been confirmed by ChipSpain, one of the leading modchip online retailers who have taken off their stock of the PSJailbreak from their website following this recent order.
Friday, October 8, 2010 ˇ Prohibition to sell PS Jailbreak and its clones. PS jailbreak and similar products have been withdrawn from stock. All orders will continue to receive full support."
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Sorry, but that's nonsense. They can't just ban mod-chip sales in Europe. Europe consists of MANY countries, each with its own laws and courts. Maybe they got an injunction or even a court order in some places, but certainly not everywhere.
Indeed - it will take MUCH more time to ban it across the whole Europe not even mentioning that all the selers need to do is migrate from offering / seling the dedicated brake devices to "universal" / not pre-loaded dev boards like Minimus AVR and NOT mention PS3 on their web sites and Sony can do nothing after that the same way they can't stop selling of TI calculators, ipods or iphones
this seems a little bit crazy they have updated the fw and stopped us playing jail broken games now trying to get rid of all the chips in the U.K lmafo one goes another one well arrive its as simple as that i hope some body get there head around the new fw or just 3.42.
it would be great to play MOH some people saying they can play it well am not sure i feel BS some where on this so they say ? any ways hope we get DARK ALEX on the case ) who knows PS3 Hackers am sure it will happy just time.
Yep right, you can sell usb slave devices with right chips and they cannot do anything about it.
Europe is all one now, so maybe laws can be done across nations, but they cannot stop people buying usb slave devices.
I wouldn't worry, there will always be an underground movement. Plus the chinese will ship it from HK as something else. You'll never stop the chinese.. ever Similarly, it's now open source, so anyone with an Ipod, half a brain and the willingness to learn and get stuck in can JB it. Talking of which.. IPhone 4 will be JailBroken this weekend.
If they succeed baning in Bulgaria i'll just send them my kidney per post... never.
This is BS, JB devices can't be stopped like this, $ony can buy some lawyers but can't buy all the world!
Damn, they stopped the retailer that I usually order from, ChipSpain. I had never seen that happen before.
They´re still selling SwapMagic though, lol.