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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Sony Threatened Jailbreakers With Network Ban

Sony Threatened Jailbreakers With Network Ban

Sony Threatened Jailbreakers With Network Ban

Added: Monday, February 21st, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Such decision of the PlayStation 3 manufacturer came in response to release of the PlayStation 3 root key, enabling users to run home-made or pirate software on the gaming console without any effort. However, Sony’s policy isn’t entirely new, as it is exactly the same as that of Xbox Live network.

After several weeks of waiting, Sony has finally officially responded to the PlayStation 3 hack, as well as what it would mean for PS3 users.

The company posted an announcement in its blog, saying that circumvention devices, coupled with software piracy, cause significant damage to the gaming industry. Moreover, they are also able to potentially damage the online experience for the users, including loyal PlayStation customers, through jailbreaking and cheats.

In the early January an Internet user nicknamed GeoHot, also known as George Hotz, the same guy who took part in cracking the iPhone, had published the root key of the PlayStation 3 console on the Internet, allowing PS3 users to play downloaded games directly on their gaming console.

Sony admitted that lots of PlayStation.Blog readers have questioned how the company intended to deal with such incidents. People have read a lot about the case in the gaming media, but the company hasn’t made an initial response until now. What the company decided is that the users caught using PlayStation 3 circumvention devices or unauthorized software will simply have their PlayStation Network connections banned.

Sony said that by identifying PS3 systems violating their guidelines and terminating their ability to connect to PlayStation Network, the company is protecting its own business, while preserving the honest gameplay experiences for its honest users.

In fact, such new policy position is not very strict, since Xbox and its Xbox Live network has been employing exactly the same one for years now. As for Sony, the company has only announced the policy due to the fact that the PS3 hack has made it easier to run unauthorized software on its gaming console.

At least, the decision to introduce this policy is much more reasonable than requiring the IP addresses of everyone who viewed GeoHot’s YouTube video where he explained what he had done.

February 21st,2011

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Date:  Monday, February 21st, 2011

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-02-21 17:30:57)
cleric_2204 avatargood on em,alot of ppl had to buy two xboxs,one normal to go online and one chipped offline hence more sales to microsoft,apparently you cant have your cake and eat it

posted by Kitty (2011-02-21 22:21:29)
Daewoo avatarYou are telling half the story. Sony allows ALL ps3s, whether signed in to PSN or not to be scanned by them. The new terms and conditions, if you accept them, allows Sony to go through all files on your hadrdrive and to scan any peripherals you have connected to the PS3. It even states tha\t you may no connect ANYTHING to the machine that is not SONY branded. If your PS3 can see the files on your computer - So can Sony.

Fair enough if you agree to let Sony spy on your files, but even without you permission, the PS3 will send details back to Sony. This is illegal and breaks any number of computer misuse acts. I have NEVER signed up to PSN and NEVER used their network. But still they think it is their business to root through my private files? I await the lawsuits.

posted by Blocked (2011-02-21 22:33:38)
menahunie avatarAppears Sony doesn't care about what they are doing. I am surprised there have not been any PS private networks like we do with pc's?
There are battle net where we game on that are not connected to the game company; so why again no battle-net for the ps3?
Is Sony gonna smoke some funky Herb and claim that if this happens it is a copyright violation? I think not since no other game company does this. So you sony console people setup your own network to play on using Sony games...

posted by (2011-02-21 22:46:14)
Qwik_WitD420 avatarbahahhahaha Sony you cant do shit and its all old news. You simply need 2 systems, one old normal ps3 wit old firmware and use that one for jailbreak and play your b/l games on and then your other ps3 for legit games you want to play online, same wit x360. ppl have been doin it for years...THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A CRACK OR HACK FOR EVERY PIECE OF ELECTRONIC PUT OUT, ITS THAT SIMPLE! U CANT STOP PIRACY! WE'RE GOIN NO WHERE!

posted by (2011-02-22 00:36:46)
No avatari got a email from them they told me to delette all software i had on my hard drive and they would still let me be part of the playstation network also said i infringed on my agreement with them as i accept this update bla bla bla well im in canada and here as far as i know im just file sharing and making back up of the games i already own they dont seem to see it that way but like above i have 3 ps3s so chuck you sony

posted by (2011-02-22 04:49:48)
DEMONLORD avatarim not on the ps3 much anyways and didnt have time to hack it. good thing i didnt then and i could really care less about hacking it

posted by (2011-02-22 04:57:36)
carlbandit avatarI was going to buy a PS3 soon but now im not, yes its a good console but I realy dont want to have to buy 2 consoles at around £200 each in order to play lots of games, same as i dont want to buy 1 ps3 and have to pay £30 - £40 per game
I think that if game manufacturers stoped been greedy and released games, brand new at around £20 then more people would buy and so less would pirate the games
When a new DVD is released, they usualy go out new on the shelves at around £15 and the DVD industry dosent seem to have crumbled yet

posted by (2011-02-22 10:59:10)
msmsm avatarSony fail yet again.
I only have 1 PS3 which has never been connected to the internet and it never will.
Long live FW 3.41

posted by (2011-02-22 15:53:58)
No avatarJust tell SONY goes eat shit and dies

posted by ET loverSuperman (2011-02-22 19:29:01)
tonymengela avatarfirst off the sony network sucks big time and is very unreliable. One major reason why I do not have one. Sure some of the games are cool and graphics are good but other than that its a shit system and network service.

posted by ET lovermen (2011-02-24 12:56:38)
brods73 avatar@tonymengela never had a problem with the playstation network and im on it most days and unlike xbox live its free...but anyway got 2 ps3 my first blue drive broke but now i can homebrew games on it, it works again:) thanks geo

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