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OzMods on PS3 Homebrew, PS JailBreak Contains No Sony Code


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209w 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:
Import
distribute
Offer
provide
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.

Regarding orders:

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!

-OzModChips Team"



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thering's Avatar
#26 - thering - 209w ago
I was thinking the same thing but after trying to confirm, I found it was not the case. The recent jailbreaking decision applies to mobile phones only:

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D. Video games accessible on personal computers and protected by
technological protection measures that control access to lawfully obtained
works, when circumvention is accomplished solely for the purpose of good
faith testing for, investigating, or correcting security flaws or vulnerabilities,
if:
• The information derived from the security testing is used
primarily to promote the security of the owner or operator of a
computer, computer system, or computer network; and
• The information derived from the security testing is used or
maintained in a manner that does not facilitate copyright
infringement or a violation of applicable law.
Seeing as the PS3 was marketed as a "computer" by sony, I think there is some legal defense behind the PSJailbreak, provided they argue that it was designed to facilitate homebrew and legal backups.

mukumuku's Avatar
#25 - mukumuku - 209w ago
The interesting part of OzModchip's statement is about homebrew. I can't wait to see what'll be released in near future. I also hope the leaked full SDK to hit torrent sites or at least to be easier to find so more people can work on ps3 homebrew.

viewtonic's Avatar
#24 - viewtonic - 209w ago

Well best of luck with the lawsuit. Hopefully the PI will be lifted and Sony will be warned for frivolous lawsuit!

Sorcerrer's Avatar
#23 - Sorcerrer - 209w ago
we can build our own. It is much easier for sony to stop a business than it is to stop thousands of individual.
I agree with you. 100%

deathwingzero's Avatar
#22 - deathwingzero - 209w ago
I don't really understand. OzModchips obviously want to make money selling the PS3JB, yet they've sent their sample to a "well known" homebrewer? Said Homebrewer is also in posession of a PS3 devkit?
Yeah, let's hope they actually send it.. I'm quite interested to see how well it works, but more over I want to see what CJPC and the others can do with it. I'm also curious to know who this well known homebrew developer is.

I read some talk on gbatemp that the developer for the Homebrew Channel on Wii is interested in developing homebrew for PS3. I guess I'll have to wait and see what happens.

Still, whether the x3jailbreak is actually sent to CJPC or not, I know he'll get his hands on one of the clones, or the original some how. Other countries are free to sell them when they get stock. I guess the delay was a blessing in disguise.

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