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Sony Versus PS3 JailBreaks - Round Two: More Document Leaks!

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234w ago - Update: garyopa now reports that SCEA was granted a temporary restraining order by Judge William H Alsup against the named defendants and the currently un-named John Does #10 through 100 as detailed HERE.

As a follow-up to the previous news reported on Sony targeting PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove for PS3, today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) has shared more documents that have surfaced.

Some interesting excerpts from the documents include the following:

"Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), 17 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. This Court previously has recognized the illegality of video game console circumvention devices and has enjoined their sale and distribution. See, e.g., Sony Computer Entertainment America v. Divineo, Inc., 457 F. Supp. 2d 957 (N.D. Cal. 2006)."

"SCEA is the exclusive licensee of the trademarks for, among others, PlayStation, PS, PS3, PS.com and PSP (collectively, the Trademarks.) Liu Decl. at 13, Exh. C. SCEA has invested substantial time and money in promoting the Trademarks in connection with the marketing and sale of its products. Id.

As a result, the Trademarks have become, through widespread and favorable public acceptance and recognition, an asset of substantial value as a symbol of SCEA and its quality products and goodwill. Id. at 14."

"For example, the PS3 Jailbreak Device bears copies of the PS3, PS and PS.com trademarks. Other versions of the devices appear to bear a copy of SCEA's PS.com trademark and/or the stylized PS mark.

Defendants websites at www.psjailbreak.com, www.shoppsjailbreak.com, www.psppitstop.com, www.buyps3jailbreak.webs.com and www.ps3breakonline.com also prominently feature SCEA's trademarks in their websites and incorporate them in their domain names.

That Defendants be required to deliver to SCEA, to be held for destruction or other disposition at the conclusion of this litigation, any and all computer hardware and peripherals containing infringing material, all CIRCUMVENTION DEVICES including the PS3 Jailbreak Device and Backup Manager, and the software contained on the PS3 Jailbreak Device, known as, for example, PSGroove, PSFreedom, and OpenPSJailbreak, hard disc drives containing infringing material, computer software, inventory of CD-ROMs, computer diskettes or the like, packaging, labels, promotional, or advertising material or other materials bearing unauthorized copies of the interactive software products or any of SCEA's trademarks, or any copy, simulation, variation or colorable imitation thereof."

Sony Versus PS3 JailBreaks - Round Two: More Document Leaks!

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#42 - heartagram62 - 234w ago
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For all its worth Sony going after these people/firms, how many actual PS3 users have used these hacks? Most people I know value the online portion of the console much more than things like otherOS! I mean, come on, if you want to use other operating systems then you should probably being using a proper computer and not a console.

#41 - oldschool400 - 234w ago
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So I had an interesting thought. $CEA sues Apple for not doing enough to protect their idevices, and not doing enough to stop people from using said idevice to jailbreak the PS3... can i still use that combination of letters?

almost drooling at that thought. LOL

#40 - unit555 - 234w ago
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we were backtraced... someone dun goofed!

#39 - mcarteaux - 234w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by corsasri View Post

PS. did sony invent the Alphabet

I'm pretty sure they have that registered too with their first station.

#38 - tripellex - 234w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by frg7700 View Post
The question I suppose is, however ridiculous the suits Sony files are, how many devs or resellers can afford to contest them?

Unfortunately, that's precisely what they are banking on, and is the same in 95% of court battles: Whomever has the most money wins.

#37 - frg7700 - 234w ago
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The question I suppose is, however ridiculous the suits Sony files are, how many devs or resellers can afford to contest them?

#36 - nadal2008 - 234w ago
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Hey, maybe it's theirs scheme to boost the sales of ps3 console .Man I went in to bestbuy or futureshop and those 160 gig were flying off the shelf!

If not, Sony owes our community a big Thank You for boosting the sales of ps3 consoles.

#35 - semitope - 234w ago
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THe post above got me remembering this is probably all because of the psp situation. Am I wrong that the psp is sony's first portable console? They really can't stomach that they didn't get everything right on their first attempt? If the ds was able to do much more than play games I imagine the software sales on that would also be less. Not to mention the design of the DS just says gaming handheld. It's not a cool music player, movie player.

If they aren't going to accept where they fell short and blame everything on piracy, I doubt they will learn and create better gaming platforms

#34 - BOSSHOGG1978 - 234w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Jes03 View Post
What are they still going on about? It's the smallest pettiest thing they go after these days.

I think we all should stop buying anything $ony as it looks like they have way too much money and they are doing stupid things with it.

I love/hate Sony PlayStation. I read in some other forum a couple years ago some of the things "they" were doing to fight PSP hackers. They are still so mad over that little toy (that I love), and now you can hack the big toy! I still can believe the obsolete (does any body else remember laser disc's) technology of CD based gaming has pushed innovations like blue-ray. The cartridges of the past where way faster to load. Beta was better than VHS and it lost, too. Well, it wasn't been that long since tapes died, finally. I hate that they treat the US market like they hate to make all that $ off of "US".

#33 - tonybologna - 234w ago
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Well, look out sites that help women with "PMS". I better alert my wife to this horrible news! She's gonna panic! Yeah right!

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