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Sony Issues Official Statement on PS3 Hacks and Piracy

Posted on Wednesday, February 16 @ 09:56:03 Eastern by

In recent months, the PlayStation 3 has been under attack. Ever since Sony removed the OtherOS feature on the PS3, hackers have set their sights on cracking Sony's home console.

After a group of these hackers known as fail0overflow released the PS3's security keys, another hacker, George Hotz, the man most widely known as the first to "jailbreak" the iPhone, created a custom firmware that allowed hackers to run unsigned code on the PS3. This, of course, led to users backing up games and installing them directly to the PS3's hard drive.

Sony almost immediately struck back. But since the hacks were at the deepest level of the PS3's security, simple firmware patches weren't enough to put the cat back in the bag. So, in turn, Sony sought legal action against GeoHot, the members of fail0verflow and a number of unnamed John Does.

Sony isn't stopping there, either. According to an official statement made by Sony, the console manufacturer, as per the terms and conditions of the PlayStation Network, will begin permanently banning anyone who has a hacked PS3 or is using pirated software.

This statement comes only days after their upcoming AAA shooter, Killzone 3, was leaked to torrent sites.

Sony knows too well the effects these hacks and piracy can have on software sales. The PSP is a perfect example. Hacked wide open after only a month of being released, the PSP has suffered tremendously due to rampant piracy. Developers have went on record stating that they can't turn a profit on the PSP, as piracy eats into potential sales.

Here's the official statement:

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 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.



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