UK Student Caught Leaking PS3 SoftwareAdded: Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Back in 2012, an Internet user nicknamed El Nomeo leaked version 3.70 of Sony’s Playstation3 software development kit on the Internet. A few days ago, the guy appeared in a British court and pleaded guilty to charges of copyright violation. It was said that he will be sentenced in June.
A year ago, El Nomeo announced that he had always wanted to give something back to the community and therefore leaked Sony’s PhyreEngine on the Internet. At the time, the guy explained that he was going to upload SDK 3.70 in the nearest future because of the troubles with his connection. Sony’s software development kit describes instruments used to create apps on a certain platform, in our case – Sony’s PS3 gaming console.
Of course, Sony couldn’t like the leak of their software development kit and launched an investigation. The latter led to Jonathan Waring, a student at Teesside University in the United Kingdom. Jonathan was soon arrested. Although he immediately confessed, the guy explained he did not expect any damages to have been caused to the company by the leak of the so-called “research tool”. Apparently, Sony believed the other way, but didn’t reveal what damage exactly it faced because of the leak.
Jonathan Waring had obtained a copy of the PS3 software development kit from his university, as the latter had a licensed copy of the kit. So, by sharing the software outside the university, the 23-year-old student breached both the license and the law. A few days ago, Jonathan Waring appeared at Durham Crown Court and pleaded guilty to violation Sony’s copyrights. Press reports say that Waring will have to return to court for sentencing next month and learn his fate.
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|I got caught leaking once, £60 fine. I have never leaked PS3 software though.||
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