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Sony America Files Lawsuit Against US PS JailBreak ReSeller

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224w ago - As news of defeat rolled in on the Australian Court decision earlier today, Kotaku (linked above) now reports that Sony America is taking PS JailBreak US reseller ShopPSJailBreak.com to court.

SCEA has [Register or Login to view links] in California against the online retailer, accusing them of charges including copyright violation.

This doesn't come as a huge surprise, as legal experts have [Register or Login to view links] these are just the first of many lawsuits expected.

To quote: "While not specifically mentioned in the court documents, it's believed the accused, Zoomba LDC - trading at the address SHOPPSJAILBREAK.com - has been attempting to sell the new PS3 Jailbreak modchip, which allows users to circumvent the PlayStation 3's copy protection and play games retail games installed on the console's hard drive.

Shoppsjailbreak is listed as one of two 'official' distributors for the PS Jailbreak on the device's website.

The suit was filed on Tuesday in the California Northern District Court, and accuses Zoomba of copyright infringement, violations...
 

Sony Halts Australian ReSeller Quantronics PS JailBreak Sales

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225w 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...
 
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