143w 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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That's what I thought too! I think Sony is doing this to get their hands on one of these devices to plan their countermeasure. Probably something to do with getting a firmware update out to disable the dongle! The official tug of war is on!
They cant do that in Aus. Modchips are LEGAL in Australia so they cant stop the PS Jailbreak from being sold. It's just $ony's way of having a huge cry about the PS3 finally being hacked. Give it a few days/weeks and they will be back in stock and being sold again.
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.
Mmm, that doesn't sound too good. Got mine on order from one of the retailers mentioned, haven't received an email about that as yet though. Strange as I've always been able to import and purchase mods and such. Guess I'll see what happens.
And just this regarding Oz Mod Chip - I haven't been refunded as yet.