170w ago - As news of defeat rolled in on the Australian Court decision earlier today, Kotaku (linked above) now reports that Sony America is taking PS JailBreak US reseller ShopPSJailBreak.com to court.
SCEA has filed suit in California against the online retailer, accusing them of charges including copyright violation.
This doesn't come as a huge surprise, as legal experts have recently warned these are just the first of many lawsuits expected.
To quote: "While not specifically mentioned in the court documents, it's believed the accused, Zoomba LDC - trading at the address SHOPPSJAILBREAK.com - has been attempting to sell the new PS3 Jailbreak modchip, which allows users to circumvent the PlayStation 3's copy protection and play games retail games installed on the console's hard drive.
Shoppsjailbreak is listed as one of two 'official' distributors for the PS Jailbreak on the device's website.
The suit was filed on Tuesday in the California Northern District Court, and accuses Zoomba of copyright infringement, violations of the digital millennium copyright act and trademark infringement. SCEA is seeking damages and an injunctive relief, which would block the sale of the devices."
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If there is a patch for this security hole it shouldn't take long, either boot instructions are part of the firmware (bios) or not, either they rewrite the usb handshake or sue companies selling jailbreaks, so far it seems the later.
I unfortunatly doubt it cannot be patched, the exploit was Sony's way to run diagnostic tools internally at servicing, they knew it had the potential of being stolen or leaked, they probably are going into damage control, because even with a patch you have 5 years of compatible PS3 games, sure games don't run like retails right now, but it's a matter of time before someone write a proper PS3-like game launcher with updates, online and dlc working rather than this beta backup manager.
Like I do every morning now, I checked over at ModChipCentral to see what the latest news on PSJB coming in was. The front page is missing the normal advert about it and its not in the PS3->ModChips area either. I shot off an email to them asking what was up. Just wondering if someone else knew anything about this.