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

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215w ago - Update: As confirmed by many users now (including DJLO who [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links] update may indicate that Sony is finally planning to begin banning JailBroken PS3 consoles on PlayStation Network.

Currently Sony's [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] 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!

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#46 - Natepig - 210w ago
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Ok I understand what you are saying. I'm not concerned as I have 2 ps3's. I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen in the last couple of days. It happened before when this thread started as well, which seemed to be wide spread.

#45 - PS3 News - 210w ago
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Yea, that is just a misinterpretation though... it will download automatically but not install without your actual approval/consent.

#44 - Natepig - 210w ago
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It was worded like they will not even ask you to agree to anything. It said "without prior notice" which to me would seem to suggest a stealth security update.

#43 - PS3 News - 210w ago
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Correct, but they won't automatically install as it will still prompt you to agree to the terms... of course if you decline then you won't be able to access PSN at the moment.

#42 - Natepig - 210w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Haksam View Post
you can turn off automatic updates.

I know that you can turn off automatic updates but these tos seem to read that is dosen't matter if you do, updates will still be installed if you log into psn.


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