Sony America Files Lawsuit Against US PS JailBreak ReSeller


190w 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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IamSovereign's Avatar
#4 - IamSovereign - 190w ago
This makes no since. An attorney should easily be able to use precedence from the Apple jailbreaking case...

"Monday's decision, (.pdf) which applies to all mobile smart phones and not the iPad, does not require Apple or other handset makers to allow jailbreaking. Instead, it makes it lawful to circumvent controls designed to block jailbreaking." (wired.com)

I don't see why this would be any different.

daGraveR's Avatar
#3 - daGraveR - 190w ago
There are TO late, the jailbreak is already cloned and now they need to lawsuit every company in every country, its impossible for sony, we also have PSgroove now.

Exactly. There's little they can do about those Teensy's and USBKeys, since they have a lot of legitimate purposes...

daGraveR's Avatar
#2 - daGraveR - 190w ago
Interesting. I wonder if and what they are going to do about the USBKeys, Teensy's, etc.

Maybe they are able to circumvent this restriction by selling the JailBreaks as generic USB-development-thingies that become PS3 hackers when loaded with the right software.

I remember a similar tactic, in at least the Netherlands, where there once was a booming business for smartcards for pirate-satellite-viewing. They just happened to sell blank smartcards and programmers. However, the customers knew what to do with both

Mbb's Avatar
#1 - Mbb - 190w ago
There are TO late, the jailbreak is already cloned and now they need to lawsuit every company in every country, its impossible for sony, we also have PSgroove now.













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