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November 17, 2010 // 8:25 am - Update: As confirmed by many users now (including DJLO who posted the pictures below), along with stopping PSN gamesharing Sony has blocked PlayStation Network access for PS3 Debug (8002A212 Error) and PS3 JailBreak users who now are asked to update their console through a message prompt.

Just over a month ago PS3 JailBreak users had a PSN ban wave scare, and today a new PAN/Europe TOS update may indicate that Sony is finally planning to begin banning JailBroken PS3 consoles on PlayStation Network.

Currently Sony's User Agreement and Terms Of Service are last updated as of June 29 of this year, however, several users are reporting that they are now required to agree to the updated TOS when taking their PS3 consoles online.

While it may not be due to the recently released PSN Tool or PSIDPatch, here are the rumored changes from freeforall9 on PSX-Scene (linked above) as follows:

• You must not use any unauthorised hardware or software to access or use Sony Online Services or make, or distribute unauthorised software or hardware via, or in connection with, Sony Online Services (including but not limited to cheat code software or devices that circumvent any security features or limitations included on any software or devices).
• You must not modify or attempt to modify the online client, disc, save file, server, client-server communication, or other part of any Service or cause disruption to any account, system, hardware, software, or network connected to Sony Online Services for any reason, including to gain an unfair advantage in any Service.
• You must not bypass or attempt to bypass any user authentication systems or security feature or attempt to hack or reverse engineer any code or equipment in connection with Sony Online Services (unless permitted by applicable law).

If one changes their PSID now, gets banned and returns to the original PSID could this problem be overturned.

Fact #1: This is just an TOS update for PAN / EUROPE owners (UK, Africa, Aussie, Europe)!
Fact #2: This brings the PAN / EUROPE agreement to the same level we had in NA (America) since June!
Fact #3: PSN is going down in those countries for service update, so you will see error 8002A240!

There will be PSN maintenance occurring between 16:05 and 23:00 on Thursday 18th November 2010. During this time, PlayStation Store (via PC and PS3) will be unavailable together with Account Management and Registration services. Users already signed in should not be affected and those that have signed in previously may still be able to do so on their PlayStation 3.

We apologise for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

Rumor: New PAN/Europe TOS Indicates PSN Ban Wave Incoming

Rumor: New PAN/Europe TOS Indicates PSN Ban Wave Incoming

Rumor: New PAN/Europe TOS Indicates PSN Ban Wave Incoming

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#26 - JugMuffin - November 17, 2010 // 10:03 pm
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I haven't been on the PSN since they tried to kill Linux. If you don't agree to the ToS, they can't actually do anything other than deny you access (as you have to agree to their analysing of your system to let them ban you for having a hacked system), correct?

#25 - oVERSoLDiER - November 17, 2010 // 9:50 pm
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Get the message today, seems that there aren't so hard principles. Just be careful on the PSN should be enough. If you get caught, don't whine !

#24 - hunterrr - November 17, 2010 // 8:55 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by pwner View Post
change psnid not helps, sony bans mac address and is much more harder to change, but i think eventually the hackers will able to do that! just don't go to psn and to internet! that's what i sugggest.

Sony doesn't ban the mac address.. If so you no easy it would be to "spoof" it?

#23 - plutomic - November 17, 2010 // 8:38 pm
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No. It's more like banning a kid from a candy store who is eating candy he stole as he buys candy.

#22 - zzk2001 - November 17, 2010 // 7:44 pm
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So this could be our last day on PSN so just enjoy it and have fun till a new work around comes out

Just remember after Thursday 18th November 2010 PSN will be updated and you risk getting banned IF they updated to Ban us that is.

I don't see why Sony would ban us off PSN when we are making them money by buying things off PSN "???" that's like Banning a kid from a candy story just because he's playing a Burned music CD as he buys candy.

#21 - HellReborn - November 17, 2010 // 7:39 pm
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I was told that if a person was banned, they would yes, lose the psn access but maybe even the ability to play disc games, but i guess that would not matter if we can just directly boot to the game.

#20 - trashchris - November 17, 2010 // 7:30 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by tonyqc View Post
The other question is how I can find the psid from a ps3?

use this tool?

#19 - pirkster - November 17, 2010 // 7:28 pm
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So... a serious question: What technically happens if you are banned? No online play?

I know that would stink for some titles, but... is that it?

#18 - hanzoverfist - November 17, 2010 // 7:23 pm
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have not used PSN for months already.. won't affect or bother me.

#17 - B4rtj4h - November 17, 2010 // 7:00 pm
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Do you really think IF you change your PSID back they do NOT notice? Your still using an prohibited piece of soft AND hardware to realize this. SO you will be banned anyways.

minddagap: Like you gona get a new one? PSJailbroken PS3s are NOT refunded, switched, repaired or what receive any service of whatsoever from Sony. Plus the shops are allerted for crime! I work at the Intertoys in the Netherlands and people are NOT allowed to switch the PS3 anymore. For warranty they should contact Sony!

So i wish you good luck with that!