Sony Halts Australian ReSeller Quantronics PS JailBreak Sales
Update #4: OzMods has now confirmed via Twitter that the PS JailBreak hearing is https://www.comcourts.gov.au/file/Federal/P/VID727/2010/actions 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 https://www.comcourts.gov.au/file/Federal/P/VID727/2010/3595233/event/26280124/document/199414 from the https://www.comcourts.gov.au/file/Federal/P/VID727/2010/actions 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 http://www.quantronics.com.au/products/ps3/modchips/ps-jailbreak-ps3-modchip_ps3-ps-jailbreak.html 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."
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.
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.
So far it looks like the three in AU where the original PS JailBreak is coming out of:
(a) on Ozmodchips Pty Ltd (ACN 136 734 186) and Ryan Emmanuel Caruana, upon the Applicants leaving a copy of these Orders at the shop located at 1137 Burke Road, Kew, Victoria 3101 between the hours of 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am and 3pm Saturday and the Applicants copying and pasting these Orders into the contact form at http://www.ozmodchips.com/contact/open.php; and
(b) on Global Solutions International Pty Ltd T/A Quantronics (ACN 102 293 603), upon the Applicants leaving a copy of these Orders at its registered office and emailing a copy of these Orders to "email@example.com"; and
(c) on Ken Tolcher Pty Ltd T/A Mod Supplier (ACN 054 914 126), upon the Applicants leaving a copy of these Orders at its registered office and emailing a copy of these Orders to "firstname.lastname@example.org".