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301w ago - It appears Sony is cracking down on those who are sharing their PSN identification and password to grant select items in PlayStation Home.

PSN game sharing is also labeled as violating the ToS later in the PS Forum thread (linked above).

Community Manager CydoniaX stated the following:

As many of you are already aware, there are members of our community who are requesting your PSN identification and password to grant select items in Home.

We would like to remind you that the Home staff will never ask you for your password, or any other personal information in Home.

The members of the community doing so are participating in activities that violate our terms of service. This is wrong, illegal, and most definitely NOT OK, and we will be handling these offenses accordingly.

Please be assured that we know who has done what. We know that many of you who participated in this are also some of our most dedicated and enthusiastic Home users and might not have been fully aware of the ramifications of your actions.

That said, appropriate actions will be taken against individuals violating our terms of use.

PlayStation Home Manager Issues a Warning to Members

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#15 - TheCrazyGuy - 298w ago
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i heard people saying that you will get banned if you add this items to your account. But what about free items, e.g. the tornado hat? Will i get banned if i add them?

#14 - semitope - 299w ago
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I'm not a fan of bans at all. If they have a database why not simply restore what people should have instead of banning the entire console and user.

Bans are like parents killing their kids instead of punishing them. I never did the hack but i dislike sony more and more for being so strict on this kind of thing. Does home make them a significant profit or is it just a bonus to owning a ps3? Is it not just a setup for future systems and growing the psn? If i got a free hat for my avatar why the hell should i get banned for that...

The hack even looks way too complicated to be widespread... so they are just being anal about it.

Anyway, if they accidentally ban legit users i hope they feel the burn of losing customers. Every resold ps3 is a new ps3 sale lost

#13 - SmokeNMirrors - 299w ago
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In http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu/board/message?board.id=b_EN_PS3_Home&message.id=200926#M200926 TedTheDog states:

...we have a list of content that people should have and can apply that to the database of what people here have

Basically, Sony has a tool run against the inventory db that allow them to determine who has what and who has exploit item.

One clarification on bans next week, a handful have already gone out but the bulk of them are yet coming.

I did not have a camera nearby during my conversation with GlassWalls but I can assure you what I say is true. I forgot to ask if the ban would include forum access so I asked this in a follow-up xmb msg.

Quote Originally Posted by FunkyShadaloo View Post
I'm inclined to agree with you.

I hope most of you who were banned only got the 30 day treatment though. Do you know what the ban length criteria is based on? (i.e. How many items, etc)

I do not have specific information on that but based on my conversation I would assume a priority list of such things as:

  • possession of exploit items
  • performing the exploit
  • distributing exploit information
  • performing the exploit on the behalf of others
  • collecting money for performing the exploit for others

#12 - FunkyShadaloo - 299w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SmokeNMirrors View Post
I had an excellent discussion with GlassWalls (head mod) yesterday. Anybody with exploit items (even through someone else) on their psn will be getting a minimum 30 day ban on their psn, console, and the forums. Bans range from 30 days to permanent. They will be going out next week. I have no ties to Sony, I do not represent them. I would strongly advise all of you to abandon your efforts with this exploit. Don't believe me? That's fine, you can find out the hard way. I'll be serving my time alongside you.


I'm inclined to agree with you.

I hope most of you who were banned only got the 30 day treatment though. Do you know what the ban length criteria is based on? (i.e. How many items, etc)

#11 - SmokeNMirrors - 300w ago
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I had an excellent discussion with GlassWalls (head mod) yesterday. Anybody with exploit items (even through someone else) on their psn will be getting a minimum 30 day ban on their psn, console, and the forums. Bans range from 30 days to permanent. They will be going out next week. I have no ties to Sony, I do not represent them. I would strongly advise all of you to abandon your efforts with this exploit. Don't believe me? That's fine, you can find out the hard way. I'll be serving my time alongside you.

#10 - maxpwer222 - 300w ago
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They have the right to remove your ability to use the PSN network and probably the PS3 itself. That is about all they would do to be honest. Pursuing someone more than that would only lend itself to bad press and not be in their interests.

#9 - dudexxx - 300w ago
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Okay blokes! Word is, those who participated in this ps3 hack back when it was done in "secrecy", are now paying the consequences for this. Apparently the punishment is a account ban as well as an system suspension.

Careful guys when doing this! Few who already got some sort of elongated ban are facing a permaban now...

#8 - setTopbox - 301w ago
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You can contract for whatever the hell you want, it doesn't make it *legal*. People always assume that because x and y contract it binds. wrong and wrong. The law *always* and without condition supersedes contract.

Not to mention there are a whole host of issues that can make contracts null if certain conditions aren't met. Just clicking "ok" may or may not be sufficient.

Example, x can contract y to kill a person for cash. Assuming the paperwork is proper and consideration is given, it's illegal to break the contract right?

No, obviously the law supersedes this contract. As for Sony's contract with you, well who the hell knows, I'm not a seasoned IP lawyer, I'm just saying don't drink the kool aid just because some big corporation is trying to scare you.

#7 - JeffJ - 301w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
I still think its just a side effect of capitalist culture. Its not necessarily how it should go (not black and white) but it is what they have found will protect the companies income

A side effect that has serious legal penalties if you breach it and they pursue you.

#6 - JesusFMA - 301w ago
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Wow, all of this because of the word "Illegal" ha ha. I think that word make sense for people in CydoniaX's position. When you are in charge of something, you stipulate some sort of rules, which people are meant to respect. When they don't, it's OK to say illegal, 'cause their actions are against that rules.

Now, are not "illegal" actions that it's going to put them in jail, but definitely will have all kind of consequences and its own "punishments".

Anyway, the main thing is that people should be more careful with the information they share and, obviously, use the common sense a lot more. I mean, giving your PSN ID and password, is the same thing as giving your mail and password to some stranger, would you do that? .... I won't.

 











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