: As expected, countless users in our PS3 Forums
have confirmed receiving e-mail notices
from Sony followed by their PlayStation 3 consoles being banned.
According to Mathieulh
if you get error 0x8002A227
Sony banned your PS3 from the PSN.
Today Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein
has posted the following statement from Sony Computer Entertainment on PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans:
Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software.
Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the "System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System" and the "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.
Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates...