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Sony Halts Australian ReSeller Quantronics PS JailBreak Sales

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226w ago - Update #4: OzMods has now confirmed via Twitter that the PS JailBreak hearing is [Register or Login to view links] until this Friday.

Update #3: According to Inaudax on IRC, Ozmodchips has just cancelled all of their PSJailBreak pre-orders and is refunding their customers money back.

Update #2: According to [Register or Login to view links] from the [Register or Login to view links] Ozmodchips Pty Ltd & Ors is also involved in the IP claim by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited & Anor with a hearing scheduled for August 31, 2010.

Update: Australian reseller Quantronics has removed the notice (outlined below) from their PS JailBreak PS3 modchip page, and has now changed the item's status to "no stock" to comply with the court order.

Online Australian retailer Quantronics has been ordered by the Federal Court of Australia, Victoria District Registry on the 26 August 2010 to halt PS JailBreak PS3 modchip sales and distribution.

Their Web site currently [Register or Login to view links] the following terms, to quote:

"Quantronics will not;

a. import PS Jailbreak
b. distribute PS Jailbreak
c. offer them for sale to the public
d. provide them to another person
e. otherwise deal with them

Unless a continuation of orders or permanent injunction is granted to Sony Computer Entertainment, this product page will be returned and sales will resume on the 31st August 2010."

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#18 - PS3 News - 226w ago
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#17 - tonybologna - 226w ago
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What's interesting about this injunction is that "John and Jane Doe" are named as well. That means that any other distributors are included in the injunction as well.

#16 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 226w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Mbb View Post
Piracy is a problem for developers, not for Sony, it will increase the PS3 sellings with 10% I guess.

Eh. I would beg to differ to some extent. A developer gets paid to develop the games, that is the end of the story. His company however, has to deal with the problem. IE: I work on MMA, and I get my paycheck, regardless of how well the game does.

However, EA has to deal with the piracy issue ( I'm not saying it's a bad issue, because some games honestly do blow donkey balls and aren't worth even 15% the costs ) that would be "plaguing" them. But like the poster stated, EA still would go ahead and produce games for the 360 and Wii. Why? Because he's right, piracy is blown out of proportions by the media. Look for the math in between the propaganda, and you will see only minimal effects.

#15 - Mbb - 226w ago
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Piracy is a problem for developers, not for Sony, it will increase the PS3 sellings with 10% I guess.

#14 - febag92 - 226w ago
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Sony can't do that on every country. It depends on the local laws, not "Sony Laws".

Sony have been trying to fight piracy here in Brazil for over a decade, but they can't do a thing. You can be sure that ALL Brazilian stores will have the PS3 Jailbreak and its clones up and ready.

It's actually funny how Sony officially launched the PS3 here just a few weeks before PS3 Jailbreak was announced.


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