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Sony Forms PS3 Anti-Piracy Program, Hiring IP Investigators

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200w ago - Last week Sony officially addressed PS3 piracy and PSN bans, and today IGN (linked above) reports that they are forming a PlayStation 3 Anti-Piracy Program and hiring online investigators to assist in protecting their Intellectual Property and overseeing anti-piracy civil lawsuits.

To quote: "Two new [Register or Login to view links] posted on SCEA's Web site reveal the company is getting serious about PlayStation 3 software piracy.

Sony is looking for a new Senior Corporate Counsel and a Senior Paralegal for Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection. The main responsibilities include "assessing annual SCEA corporate anti-piracy needs and addressing the needs through developing and implementing an anti-piracy program."

Senior Corporate Counsel, Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection - Requisition ID 02289
United States - California - San Francisco Bay Area - Foster City

Senior Paralegal, Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection - Requisition ID 02288
United States - California - San Francisco Bay Area - Foster City

"The program to be developed will require a strong strategic online component (taking input from and working with SCEA Marketing, SCEA Strategic Business Development Latin America and SCEA Product Development)," the listing reads.

The jobs also require "collaborating with other anti-piracy organizations, including those of affiliated Sony Computer Entertainment companies, Sony Corporation and the videogame industry's trade association, the Entertainment Software Association."

Other responsibilities ask for "overseeing anti-piracy civil lawsuits and providing support to law enforcement and intellectual property agencies on behalf of SCEA."

Additionally, one of the requirements is having "knowledge of online investigative practices and online databases (e.g. how to find owner, administrator, ISP associated with a given domain name, etc.)"

Sony recently took famed iPhone hacker George Hotz to court after he and another group of hackers unlocked the PlayStation 3's security and later published the data online.

Since then, homebrew applications to run pirated software have hit the net, and one of Sony's major first-party titles, Killzone 3, was reportedly leaked two weeks before its release."

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#31 - cizzymac - 200w ago
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Dear Sony, Good luck. I'm behind 6 proxies (maybe). LOL



PS: Come at me, bro.

#30 - br4insick - 200w ago
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i agree, they're just "wasting" money that could go towards PS4 development.. I will give credit to $ony for building a powerful computer that wasn't hackable for close to half a decade. By far the longest compared to any other console ever.. They will do what ever in their powers to do what they can (which isn't much) to protect what they have left. They really make most of their money off console sales and not games. I would think the sales of ps3 will go up since its hackable.

you all have to agree that the scene has been much more enjoyable since hackers got the upper hand. Before geohotz work, the most we had for anything sony was a custom firmware from dark_alex for the PSP.. speakin of dark_alex, i wouldn't mind seeing something from him for the PS3 scene.

i really enjoy having something to read about the ps3 scene and this cat and mouse game is entertainment for me. I will always be on the hackers side tho, so yea F $ony.. haha.

#29 - Brenza - 200w ago
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Let's start controllers' ip filtering and console id hiding

#28 - crazelunatic - 200w ago
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must go back to days of hdadvance on ps2... get a gamefly account rent rent and rip to hdd... purchase discs later on

#27 - nereablanca - 200w ago
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not good


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