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September 15, 2010 // 3:47 pm - While new pictures and stock of the PS3Stinger PS JailBreak clone are surfacing, Russia and Hong Kong have been added to the list of territories where PSJailBreak sales and distribution is being banned.

This news comes following Sony's victory in Australian courts and further legal action in both the United States and Sweden.

As seen in the YouTube video below courtesy of oldcake2828, Sony is examining packages at customs and seizing PSJailBreak and all clones of the PS3 modchip in Hong Kong.

In Russia, PSJailbreak has also been deemed illegal recently, to quote from (linked above): "Please note that any method of distributing counterfeit games for the PS3 is illegal.

As is illegal to manufacture, sale and use of any technical means to neutralize the defense of the use of pirated products."

Finally, some PS3Stinger PCB clone pictures are available below from both PS3Stinger's Twitter update and also PSGroove.

PS3Stinger Clone Pics, Russia and Hong Kong Ban PSJailBreak

PS3Stinger Clone Pics, Russia and Hong Kong Ban PSJailBreak

PS3Stinger Clone Pics, Russia and Hong Kong Ban PSJailBreak

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#16 - harveychan - September 16, 2010 // 6:39 pm
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My ps3 break made it past hong kong customs, guess this one sliped past them.

#15 - br4insick - September 16, 2010 // 6:04 pm
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i find it funny how everything works.. the xbox 360 was easier to hack but harder to go on about hacking (jtag). The PS3 was harder to hack but was easier to go on about hacking (USB port)..

i got a good laugh reading this post... SONY, i suggest you stop wasting your money and start on the PS4

#14 - harveychan - September 16, 2010 // 8:39 am
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very helpful information to know. Hope it applys in the U.S. as well. Well i tell you this. i have 2 daughters that rips my games apart if they get ahold of them so this device is my savior.

Just like the wiii i back all my legal game up so they can't damage them. I proble been throught 15 game cause they scrach or eat my disk. so i see no reason why i couldn't use this for legal reasons.

#13 - Tidusnake666 - September 16, 2010 // 7:31 am
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Being professional lawyer in my country I can't hold myself from commenting on it. Although I live near Russia, our law systems are 90% the same.

First of all, this document comes not from parliament/president/cabinet of ministers/goverment agencies/internal affairs office etc. but form "Association of combating computer piracy". It's a group of people, just like regular a club. They have no competence in creating new rules and/or laws. Their documents literaly mean nothing.

Secondly. They claim they'll "notify goverment agencies about copyright infrigement...." Note: they wont arrest you/send you in jail/rule out sentence, they'll just notify. That proves more futher they have no competence in this.

And the last, but not least, they say "violation of copyright and selling the devices, that enable such violation is illegal". After seeing art.146 of the Criminal Code of Russia, we can see, that of course, copyright infrigement is a crime, but there is no word about selling the devices to weaken system protection.

And, by all means, what about using jailbreak as "fair use" to backup your legally owned games? They lied and hoped the JB seller is as dumb as rock to see that there is no copyright infrigement in selling JB.

So, the JB in Russia WAS NOT banned, it's just a lame letter from the lame organisation who can decide nothing.

#12 - harveychan - September 16, 2010 // 6:29 am
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Well - corruption is the easiest way to "apply law" - so guess HOW did Sony pushed that through?

who has the money has the power.. I ordered my psbreak from digimartz hopefully it passed customs before they started to search for them. i replied and they replied :Thank you for your business! Your item is shipped on 14, Sep, it will take about 7-10 business days to reach you destination.

It should be safe to pass customs, please kindly wait for several days, only time will tell..

#11 - GrandpaHomer - September 16, 2010 // 5:52 am
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Quote Originally Posted by vikeor View Post
Hong Kong isn't part of China. It is still under autonomous rule.

But Russia, out of all places?!

Well - corruption is the easiest way to "apply law" - so guess HOW did Sony pushed that through?

#10 - vikeor - September 16, 2010 // 4:32 am
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Quote Originally Posted by ramensama View Post
Since when does china care about piracy?

Hong Kong isn't part of China. It is still under autonomous rule.

But Russia, out of all places?!

#9 - SwordOfWar - September 16, 2010 // 3:47 am
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This really doesn't matter considering there are several devices you can buy to use this exploit on. You would have to put an immediate ban on all GSGroove/PSFreedom ported devices, like Android phones, calculators, development boards like the Teensy etc...

I feel bad for anyone who paid 120$ for an official psjailbreak only to have it seized.

#8 - clouduzz - September 16, 2010 // 3:37 am
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hahaha... they seem really desperate, but yeah I see the clones being marketed differently and blank as said above to deem itself legal

#7 - tonybologna - September 16, 2010 // 1:42 am
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Exactly! The cat has already escaped out of the bag SONY!