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February 16, 2011 // 11:33 am - 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.

Sony Addresses PS3 Circumvention Devices, Piracy and PSN Bans

Sony Addresses PS3 Circumvention Devices, Piracy and PSN Bans

Sony Addresses PS3 Circumvention Devices, Piracy and PSN Bans

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#276 - barrybarryk - February 17, 2011 // 4:36 pm
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lol, way to not bother reading it before posting..

#275 - System Repairs - February 17, 2011 // 4:34 pm
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Do you really think the information is secure that they collect? Hiding behind laws in Taiwan and other countries.

#274 - barrybarryk - February 17, 2011 // 4:21 pm
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An interesting read on the depth of information Sony collects and how they secure the information collected.

#273 - System Repairs - February 17, 2011 // 4:16 pm
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Your information, address, credit card info and any messages are available. There is internal spyware in our new generation consoles. Wether it sends info while logged in to PSN or Live is another question. Wake up and smell the coffee.

And as I posted before if you don't want to get banned format and reinstall OFW.

#272 - routehero - February 17, 2011 // 4:10 pm
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You'll still be able to access the web if sony doesn't allow you to connect to PSN.

#271 - genius312 - February 17, 2011 // 4:08 pm
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By entering a manuel IP adress instead of letting my router give me a DHCP adress give me the oportunity to enter a correct IP address in my wireless network, but if I insert a wrong Gateway and a wrong DNS, I won't be on the internet !

I won't have access to the web but the sony won't have access to my PS3 either !

I will use it for PSP remote and FTP connection.

#270 - bogusking - February 17, 2011 // 4:01 pm
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If you use remote play on your psp with your JB PS3... sony will know... even if you have the ps3 set for wired connection and you dont have a wire plugged in your psp is still wireless, thought i'd give my two cents.

#269 - routehero - February 17, 2011 // 4:01 pm
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Can you explain to me what the point of doing that is? Aren't you in effect banning yourself from PSN?

#268 - genius312 - February 17, 2011 // 3:50 pm
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Even if I did not install any of the moded certificates, install FNKPSN or anything else, I still did receive the e-mail !! I guess I'll remove the gateway and DNS from my PS3 to be sure I won't get ban if I eventuelly want to go back to an OFW ! I just hope it's not too late !

#267 - routehero - February 17, 2011 // 3:39 pm
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Stop crying about it and buy another PS3 to use on PSN.