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UKIE Welcomes Sony's Action Against PS3 JailBreak ModChips


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207w ago - Over the weekend more legal documents surfaced as part of an ongoing effort to extinguish the PS3 JailBreak, and today Examiner.com (linked above) reports that video games and interactive entertainment trade body UKIE welcomes Sony's swift action against PS3 JailBreak modchips.

To quote: SCEE reacted quickly to its becoming available, writing to the companies that advertised and stocked the Break device and advising them to desist in selling the illegal product.

Most companies that were contacted complied immediately and ceased to stock and to sell the product. Court orders were swiftly obtained against those companies that continued to sell the product and they have now also stopped selling the PS3 Break modchips.

UKIE's Director General, Michael Rawlinson, said, "Having our member, SCEE, respond so quickly to prevent the sale of illegal PS3 modification chips shows the commitment that the video games and interactive entertainment industry has to stamping out intellectual property theft.

Intellectual property theft is a hugely damaging crime both to the individuals whose creativity is stolen and to the businesses that make up Britain's video games and interactive entertainment industry.

UKIE's own anti-piracy unit works tirelessly to combat the illegal trading of video games and we welcome Sony's swift and committed response to dealing with the illegal sale of the PS3 Break modchip."



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fugi702's Avatar
#3 - fugi702 - 207w ago
It's how it works here... they want your money, they'll do anything for it... except care about what you think or playing fair for that matter.

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#2 - PS3 News - 207w ago
Indeed, it is definitely no surprise that trade bodies such as UKIE are now praising Sony for their efforts... I'm betting next will be the ESA posting a press release on how great a job they are doing.

Preceptor's Avatar
#1 - Preceptor - 207w ago
Yep, capitalism will continue to screw customers over in favor of huge corporations. I hope they burn in hell

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