166w ago - Today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) reports that Sony appears to be targeting the PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove related PS3 hacks and has shared numerous court documents for those interested.
From one of the documents, to quote: "Similarly targeted document subpoenas or deposition notices to any other third party who SCEA learns may be involved in the distribution or sale of the PS Jailbreak software, known as, for example, PSGroove, OpenPSJailbreak, and PSFreedom, or who may have knowledge of the distribution or sale of this illicit software."
PS3 hacker Mathieulh is also mentioned in one of the documents as recently proclaiming to be one of 20 individuals behind PSGroove, to quote: "Mathieu Hervais told BBC News he was one of about 20 hackers involved in PSGroove's development."
Just under a month ago Sony was granted an injunction by Australian Courts on the sale of PSJailBreak PS3 modchips, followed by blocking PS JailBreak and PS3 proxy methods with the release of the PS3 Firmware 3.42 update, so only time will tell what their next move is.
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We are stronger together than we are alone. Stand up to Sony. Keep making great programs and Homebrew and keep unlocking new/old firmwares so they can't keep up. Don't let them use scare tactics like they are Tracy Morgan! We are not afraid of of you $ony!
Frankly - anyone going online with JB-ed PS3 without thinking at all of consequences deserves to be baned anyway. You know you're breaching Sony's T&Cs and if you want to play (offline) your backups just get cheaply another PS3. You can't have it all (at least for now) and even if there would be in future an option to either go online with JB-ed PS3 not on the latest FW version or having the latest FW JB-ed and some additional steps would be taken to protect users from being detected it's still up to every single user to decide if it's worth the risk.
And regarsd all the injunctions and threats Sony is throving left and right - they can't stop it anymore - just mildly slow down
Infringement and Counterfeits Act with some Republican support and the President wants to wiretap our emails so how are the Dems better.
Anyway back to the topic. We all know how this will play out Sony will sue and make an example of a few people. (Remember the kid who decrypted DVDs so they can play on his Linux PC) They will get like 5 years and an huge fine. They that will be all she wrote the pioneers are always the ones that go down to be made an example of.
The end users won't get sued and they will probably go the Microsoft route and ban consoles to increase their sales probably handicapping them through an update if you try to sign on PSN with a jailbreak system. Like Microsoft did when I got banned from xbox live on my xbox I couldn't install games to HDD or use media center extender or play divx.