122w ago - Today Egamer.co.za (linked above) reports that South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, acting on behalf of complaints received from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT), has raided and consequently arrested a PS3 JailBreaker residing in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa along with seizing the PlayStation 3 piracy devices used to circumvent Sony's system protection.
Below is the official Press Release, to quote: PS3 JAILBREAK RAID AND ARREST
South Africa, 2ND August 2011, Johannesburg: The first PlayStation 3 jailbreak raid took place earlier today at a residential property in Parktown, Johannesburg. Jailbreak devices are used to circumvent the security features on PS3 consoles to facilitate the playing of pirated PS3 games.
The raid was conducted by the South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, Johannesburg after receiving criminal complaints from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT). The Police were assisted by the SARS Computer Forensics Lab.
Various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives were seized. In addition fake PS2 games, original PS3 games, believed to be used as masters...
319w ago - After the recent ICE raids back in early August, several mod-chip resellers ended up closing shop and/or selling off on eBay and similar auction sites.
Today, we now have confirmation of a remaining manufacturer and distributer of illegal circumvention devices being raided, namely Divineo (retail division) and SupremeFactory (wholesale division). Documents found at the raid site connected SupremeFactory Limited to French company Divineo SARL. Divineo SARL and its principal, Max Louarn, have also been named in the legal action initiated by Nintendo.
Just over a year ago, Max was busted after a federal court judge found that they had violated the DMCA by selling mod-chips for consoles. The defendants were accused by Sony of trafficking in mod-chips as well as the application HD Loader, which allows owners of the PlayStation 2 console to rip and store PS2 games on a hard drive attached to the system.