PS3-hackers-to-get-even-more-creative-after-Sony-wields-ban-hammer PS3 hackers to get even more creative after Sony wields ban-hammer

   16/02/2011 at 18:22       Richard Horne       1 COMMENTS.
 - Sony PS3, Playstation 3, Jailbreak, Geohot

In response to the recent PS3 jailbreak scandal, Sony has released an official statement in which it promises, and not threatens, to ban users from the PlayStation Network for life for circumnavigating its hardware.

The statement reads:

"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 the consumer guarantee for that system. In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws. Consumers using circumvention devices or running unauthorized or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently.

To avoid this, consumers must immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems.

By identifying PlayStation 3 systems that breach our guidelines and terminating their ability to connect to PlayStation Network, we are protecting our business and preserving the honest gameplay experiences that you expect and deserve.

Rest assured, this message does not apply to the overwhelming majority of our users who enjoy the world of entertainment PlayStation 3 has to offer without breaching the guidelines detailed above, and we urge you to continue doing so without fear.”

Harsh words indeed but will this belated punitive action actually have any effect on jailbreakers whatsoever or will it just simply just prompt the hackers to get even more creative in their exploits? Something tells me that similarly to the Xbox 360 firmware flashes that are widely available across the internet, which make a point if remaining undetected, the PS3 hackers will be employing similar principles.

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