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Sony Halts Australian ReSeller Quantronics PS JailBreak Sales

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239w ago - Update #4: OzMods has now confirmed via Twitter that the PS JailBreak hearing is postponed until this Friday.

Update #3: According to Inaudax on IRC, Ozmodchips has just cancelled all of their PSJailBreak pre-orders and is refunding their customers money back.

Update #2: According to court documents from the Federal Court of Australia File #VID727/2010 Ozmodchips Pty Ltd & Ors is also involved in the IP claim by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited & Anor with a hearing scheduled for August 31, 2010.

Update: Australian reseller Quantronics has removed the notice (outlined below) from their PS JailBreak PS3 modchip page, and has now changed the item's status to "no stock" to comply with the court order.

Online Australian retailer Quantronics has been ordered by the Federal Court of Australia, Victoria District Registry on the 26 August 2010 to halt PS JailBreak PS3 modchip sales and distribution.

Their Web site currently states the following terms, to quote:

"Quantronics will not;

a. import PS Jailbreak
b. distribute PS Jailbreak
c. offer them for sale to the public
d. provide them to another person
e. otherwise deal with them

Unless a continuation of orders or permanent injunction is granted to Sony Computer Entertainment, this product page will be returned and sales will resume on the 31st August 2010."

Sony Halts Australian ReSeller Quantronics PS JailBreak Sales

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#8 - tjay17 - 239w ago
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Are they doing this in other countries or just Australia?

#7 - red8316 - 239w ago
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I'm considering just blowing the cash to get one of the PS Jailbreaks now just in case they try to pull this elsewhere.

Any thoughts on this kinda stuff happening in North American and Europe? Could just be Sony using litigation techniques in Australia to make a scene and grab some quick inventory samples. I guess Sony didn't feel like waiting in line to get an order filled and thought it would be easier to confiscate the products.

#6 - spark32 - 239w ago
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Is PSJailbreak still shipping to anywhere/anyone, or is it just resellers getting axed? This would suck if it was over before it began.

#5 - IHM - 239w ago
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Nooo, my order has been canceled, what to do where to go, annoyed

#4 - PS4 News - 239w ago
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I updated the news to reflect the Quantronics page changing back to their normal product page with, it appears they simply added "no stock" to cover their butts in hopes that Sony won't get an injunction by the end of the month.

Edit: I added another update above, it appears OzMod is involved as well.

#3 - Jes03 - 239w ago
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That's 1 shop out of how many? They can't stop them all hopefully.

I know 1 shop that will be getting them in and selling them. I'm not going to say any names to keep them out of the spotlight.

#2 - DarkAntiMatter - 239w ago
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Wow. I didnt think that this was possible. Heads are rolling at sony...

#1 - PS4 News - 239w ago
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+Rep for sharing the news Crans, since PS JailBreak first originated in Australia via OzMod I can't say I'm overly surprised at this though.


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