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."
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Eh. I would beg to differ to some extent. A developer gets paid to develop the games, that is the end of the story. His company however, has to deal with the problem. IE: I work on MMA, and I get my paycheck, regardless of how well the game does.
However, EA has to deal with the piracy issue ( I'm not saying it's a bad issue, because some games honestly do blow donkey balls and aren't worth even 15% the costs ) that would be "plaguing" them. But like the poster stated, EA still would go ahead and produce games for the 360 and Wii. Why? Because he's right, piracy is blown out of proportions by the media. Look for the math in between the propaganda, and you will see only minimal effects.