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Sony Versus PS3 JailBreaks - Round Two: More Document Leaks!


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209w ago - Update: garyopa now [Register or Login to view links] that SCEA was granted a temporary restraining order by Judge William H Alsup against the named defendants and the currently un-named John Does #10 through 100 as detailed HERE.

As a follow-up to the previous news reported on Sony targeting PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove for PS3, today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) has shared more documents that have surfaced.

Some interesting excerpts from the documents include the following:

"Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), 17 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. This Court previously has recognized the illegality of video game console circumvention devices and has enjoined their sale and distribution. See, e.g., Sony Computer Entertainment America v. Divineo, Inc., 457 F. Supp. 2d 957 (N.D. Cal. 2006)."

"SCEA is the exclusive licensee of the trademarks for, among others, PlayStation, PS, PS3, PS.com and PSP (collectively, the Trademarks.) Liu Decl. at 13, Exh. C. SCEA has invested substantial time and money in promoting the Trademarks in connection with the marketing and sale of its products. Id.

As a result, the Trademarks have become, through widespread and favorable public acceptance and recognition, an asset of substantial value as a symbol of SCEA and its quality products and goodwill. Id. at 14."

"For example, the PS3 Jailbreak Device bears copies of the PS3, PS and PS.com trademarks. Other versions of the devices appear to bear a copy of SCEA's PS.com trademark and/or the stylized PS mark.

Defendants websites at www.psjailbreak.com, www.shoppsjailbreak.com, www.psppitstop.com, www.buyps3jailbreak.webs.com and www.ps3breakonline.com also prominently feature SCEA's trademarks in their websites and incorporate them in their domain names.

That Defendants be required to deliver to SCEA, to be held for destruction or other disposition at the conclusion of this litigation, any and all computer hardware and peripherals containing infringing material, all CIRCUMVENTION DEVICES including the PS3 Jailbreak Device and Backup Manager, and the software contained on the PS3 Jailbreak Device, known as, for example, PSGroove, PSFreedom, and OpenPSJailbreak, hard disc drives containing infringing material, computer software, inventory of CD-ROMs, computer diskettes or the like, packaging, labels, promotional, or advertising material or other materials bearing unauthorized copies of the interactive software products or any of SCEA's trademarks, or any copy, simulation, variation or colorable imitation thereof."



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darkfrontias's Avatar
#52 - darkfrontias - 208w ago
I can't believe this is still an ongoing battle between sony and the homebrew world. I reckon sony should just stop this nonsense already and to applaud the people who have helped them to maximise the potential of their inventive system. Sony should just move on and start creating PS4 already lol

snaker123's Avatar
#51 - snaker123 - 208w ago
Quote Originally Posted by buffaoo monty View Post
Well I guess we all better remove the P, S & 3 buttons from our laptops, keyboards, mobiles, remotes (the list goes on!)

Then send them to Sony so they can destroy them in huge fiery furnace to rid the world of the menace that they are

lol good one, i guess that's a good option lol

buffaoo monty's Avatar
#50 - buffaoo monty - 208w ago
Well I guess we all better remove the P, S & 3 buttons from our laptops, keyboards, mobiles, remotes (the list goes on!)

Then send them to Sony so they can destroy them in huge fiery furnace to rid the world of the menace that they are

snaker123's Avatar
#49 - snaker123 - 208w ago
i don't know about you guys but i'm going to call ps3 ej3 (estacion de juego in spanish lol) try to fight that $ony.

evilsperm's Avatar
#48 - evilsperm - 208w ago
its far too late for them lol the cats out the bag now and it won't stop!

there are far too many smart people working on this now

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