- 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 [Register or Login to view links]
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 [Register or Login to view links]
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."