171w ago - Yesterday we reported that Sony halted PS JailBreak Australian sales and distribution, and today OzMods (linked above) confirms PS3 homebrew will still arrive next week while the PS JailBreak folks stand by their claim that the PlayStation 3 modchip contains no Sony code.
Below is an image from the PS JailBreak discussion via ConsoleWinkel.nl and OzMods full statement, to quote:
"28/08/2010 - Hello Everyone. On Friday the 27/08/2010 we where given some documents from the Lawyers representing Sony. The documents are Federal Court orders for a temporary injunction.
The Injunction states that from 24 hours of receiving the documents to the 31st of August OzModChips, Quantronics, Modsupplier and anyone else in Australia:
• Give up all stock in our possession, including our sample
I guess it was lucky that the device was delayed by a couple of days. While many people that have received their sample and sent it off to cloners....we sent ours to a well known homebrew developer.
The developer we picked showed us various homebrew applications that he had already developed for ps3 dev units, that he wants to port over to retail units. Yes, PS3 homebrew is real and will start flowing through at a steady rate as soon as next week.
• Give up any stock we get between now and the 31st
We are not getting any between these times
• Ozmodchips also cannot:
or deal with PS Jailbreak devices
These are from the Federal Court of Australia.
All 3 Australian stores we appear in court in some form on the 31st of August. On the 31st the court will decide if there will be a continuation of the "ban" or if we are allowed to sell them.
Our views are the same as Quantronics who posted this info here. This is not OzModChips Vs Sony. This is not OzModChips, Quantronics, Modsupplier Vs Sony. We would go as far as saying that is not even everyone in Australia Vs Sony. This will effect everyone that plans to buy such a device world wide.
It already sets a dangerous precedent. Everyone that was using OtherOS, everyone that has had a faulty PS3 laser... and those interested in PS3 custom firmware and homebrew applications. We cannot do it alone, we need the support of everyone the homebrew community, the media, engineers that understand the inner workings and anyone else that can provide support.
If the injunction becomes permanent we will refund everyone that has ordered from us. If it doesn't then we will send all orders as originally planned. There will be no delay to the planned shipping date. We would ask everyone to wait until then.
We have the money sitting in our account which will cover 100% refunds for everyone if that needs to happen. We kindly ask everyone to just hold off until the 31st, as we need all the time we can to prepare.
Thank you for your support!
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A) I doubt ANYONE seriously thinking about geting their PS3 jailbreaked will be dumb enough to update now
B) There is still piles of PS3 in stores and warehouses with fw 3.41 or lower so even if you decide to hop on the bandwagon let's say by end of the year you have still pretty good chance to get PS3 with the "right" FW.
C) How come Xbox / PS2 / PSP / DS / etc. are still attracting developers despite being hacked for ages to the bone? Well because the piracy is as always well blown out of proportion If you like the game or want to play it online you'd buy it anyway.
So this will affect only people not currently knowing about jailbreak and once they'll update they might be screwed up for a while (or even "for ever") - the situation is mirroring in this aspect the early days of PSP scene. However - despite the much higher security of PS3 - the foot is in the door now and even Sony will we trying as much as possible to slam the door it's to late now IMO
My thoughts are they are doing their level best to delay sales as long as possible so thy can release a fix before the device gets well established. It's out there now though so they are only buying time for a fix and let's face it they have to do what they can to block it anyhow. It is in their interests to keep the platform hack free to attract devs to code for their systems and keep their revenues rolling in.