PSA: Sony Goes Hardass As F–k On PS3 Hackers
Ever since GeoHot released his PS3 hack last month, we’ve all been wondering exactly what Sony could do to combat it, as it seemed like the hack was impervious to normal anti-piracy measures. They tried a firmware update, but that didn’t work at all. Now they’re laying down the motherf–king law on the motherf–kers who circumvent the PS3′s motherf–king security. Now hear this (from the Playstation Blog):
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.
That is the law, ladies and gentlemen. Tread lightly.