168w ago - While new pictures and stock of the PS3Stinger PS JailBreak clone are surfacing, Russia and Hong Kong have been added to the list of territories where PSJailBreak sales and distribution is being banned.
As seen in the YouTube video below courtesy of oldcake2828, Sony is examining packages at customs and seizing PSJailBreak and all clones of the PS3 modchip in Hong Kong.
In Russia, PSJailbreak has also been deemed illegal recently, to quote from MadFanboy.com (linked above): "Please note that any method of distributing counterfeit games for the PS3 is illegal.
As is illegal to manufacture, sale and use of any technical means to neutralize the defense of the use of pirated products."
Finally, some PS3Stinger PCB clone pictures are available below from both PS3Stinger's Twitter update and also PSGroove.
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Being professional lawyer in my country I can't hold myself from commenting on it. Although I live near Russia, our law systems are 90% the same.
First of all, this document comes not from parliament/president/cabinet of ministers/goverment agencies/internal affairs office etc. but form "Association of combating computer piracy". It's a group of people, just like regular a club. They have no competence in creating new rules and/or laws. Their documents literaly mean nothing.
Secondly. They claim they'll "notify goverment agencies about copyright infrigement...." Note: they wont arrest you/send you in jail/rule out sentence, they'll just notify. That proves more futher they have no competence in this.
And the last, but not least, they say "violation of copyright and selling the devices, that enable such violation is illegal". After seeing art.146 of the Criminal Code of Russia, we can see, that of course, copyright infrigement is a crime, but there is no word about selling the devices to weaken system protection.
And, by all means, what about using jailbreak as "fair use" to backup your legally owned games? They lied and hoped the JB seller is as dumb as rock to see that there is no copyright infrigement in selling JB.
So, the JB in Russia WAS NOT banned, it's just a lame letter from the lame organisation who can decide nothing.
who has the money has the power.. I ordered my psbreak from digimartz hopefully it passed customs before they started to search for them. i replied and they replied :Thank you for your business! Your item is shipped on 14, Sep, it will take about 7-10 business days to reach you destination.
It should be safe to pass customs, please kindly wait for several days, only time will tell..