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Sony Takes Legal Action Against Swedish PS JailBreak Sellers


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234w ago - According to the PS3 JailBreak Info Centre (linked above) via Swedish site IDG.se, Sony has now taken legal action against Swedish PS JailBreak sellers.

This news comes as no surprise after Sony won an injunction against Australian resellers and subsequently filed suit against a US reseller.

To quote: "Sony's lawyers have sued Manzzon, Rejoy and WeChip and those stores has now removed the product from their shops.

When checking the list of Authorized Dealers on PSJailbreak.com, you can now see that only 16 of the 26 listed shops actually sell the product."



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#15 - Meshuggah - 233w ago
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They should also sue every site who's selling it, every site who's talking about it and everyone who's thinking about it. It's ridiculous !

#14 - SovietSlayer - 233w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by recluSed View Post
US copyright law does not apply in Sweden.


Neither would Swedish laws, after all there is no copyright violation since it doesn't use Sony's code.

But there is still the chance it violates some other law.

#13 - recluSed - 233w ago
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US copyright law does not apply in Sweden.

#12 - SovietSlayer - 233w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Bishoff View Post
That's the problem... they are selling these devices preflashed. Sell empty micro controllers just like the modchip manufacturers do. I also think Sony is doing this as this is all they can do from a legal standpoint to fight their console compromise. They have no legal ground in the homebrew community/interweb.

I made a similar post in another thread.

As long as what was said about the jailbreak is true i.e. it uses NO Sony code then it doesn't matter if the devices are pre or post flashed. (at least not in America)

#11 - Reaper2122 - 233w ago
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well considering that the ps3 took 4 years to hack that the ps4 might just be unhackable atleast from a developer standpoint someone is gonna screw up at some point and then and only then will it maybe be hacked.

#10 - livpool - 234w ago
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do they even know a free version is out? lol..

then again i guess they might be using this as a battle ground for PS4 hacking.. when that one finally gets hacked, it'll be easy for sony to stop the selling of modchips.

#9 - Jes03 - 234w ago
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$ony should give up as said above the free version is out and that cant be stopped EVER!

LOL @ $ony.

#8 - Bishoff - 234w ago
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That's the problem... they are selling these devices preflashed. Sell empty micro controllers just like the modchip manufacturers do. I also think Sony is doing this as this is all they can do from a legal standpoint to fight their console compromise. They have no legal ground in the homebrew community/interweb.

#7 - Neo Cyrus - 234w ago
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Well if the report about the jailbreak being ported to the PSP is true then I wouldn't worry about any of this. There will finally be a free solution that many of us can use. It seems at least half of us here have PSPs.

#6 - kez - 234w ago
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Let's wait... soon a lot of chinese webshops will sell "virgin" psgrooves devices.

Without firmware, Sony can't do nothing.

 

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