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OzMods on PS3 Homebrew, PS JailBreak Contains No Sony Code


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204w 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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#21 - dinzy - 204w ago
I am surprised no one has pointed this out yet, but in the good ol' US of A this thing should honestly be 100% legal (Assuming it is not using any JIG software, which we have reason to believe it isn't)

My argument being: The PS Jailbreak device does not enable the use of backups/copies of PS3 video games. It is the exploitation of the device's sole feature, enabling 'home-brew' (user generated software), that allows this.

It is in my humble opinion that no manufacture, device, or software developer be penalized for having 'security vulnerabilities'. If such were the case we should also begin banning the iPod's, Xbox 360's, personal computers, and cell phones in all categories.
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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#20 - Raze1988 - 204w 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?

Edit: Ah, I just remembered that BOSS said he'll get one of the clones. All should be fine, then.

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#19 - PS3 News - 204w ago
Here is what the image says.. I corrected some typos, though not grammar.
Thanks for the effort deathwingzero and +Rep!

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#18 - clouduzz - 204w ago
it gets hacked years after the console was released and before it can really take off Sony's already ready to put the axe down hard, Good thing it's out there now.

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#17 - Zhar - 204w ago
People with the dongle code should just leak it, and not "closed-leak" where only certain people get their hands on it, but to everyone.

Lets see how Sony gonna stop it then... With bonus points for dongle schematics.

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