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 states 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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We're talking illegal wares/applications here. Since when do laws stop humanity from doing what they want?
I'm also laughing at the bunch of people now screaming "Piracy will ruin the PS3!" (not here, but on other forums). Afaik we PS3 users are the ONLY gamers who pay for every PS3 game ever sold on this planet. No PS3 gamer has ever pirated a game (soon of course!).
Wii, 360, DS, PC, etc... all are terribly ridden by piracy for years now. Why do they still exist? Because piracy may be a problem, but it's not as big of a problem as the media would like us to think.
1st off, we now know for sure this thing works... Its already in hands of people that can and will reverse it... Those clone companies I would believe them to be the backup plan for ps3jailbreak.. How else would they have gotten the needed info on just about the same day.. China will flood the market now no worries.
I've seen this scenario, 10 times over with the FTA (Free to Air) market.. They get busted but days after clones and new companies pop up all over the place..