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Thursday, 17 February 2011 09:41

Sony to swing the PSN ban hammer

Written by David Stellmack
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PS3 software pirates are on notice
Sony is going to get aggressive on piracy, as the company has announced that they will be swinging the ban hammer on software pirates on the PlayStation 3 for those found running pirated copies of PS3 software; this will result in their receiving a permanent ban from the PlayStation Network.

The tough talk in the official statement cites a number of terms of the System Software License Agreement, as well as the Terms of Services and User Agreement. Of course, many (even most of us) don’t pay very close attention to the wording of these licensing agreements, but Sony is combining this with the Community Code of Conduct to make sure that users know that the company means business.

Sony warns, “Consumers must immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems.” It isn’t yet clear how long Sony is giving players to comply, but from the whispers that we are hearing it will not be long.

Sony has apparently found a way to determine which users are using circumvention devices and pirated software. It is expected that Sony will deliver a new firmware update that will assist in this process. It is expected that once the new firmware is deployed, they will be able to poll the PlayStation 3 system to look for circumvention devices and pirated software.

In the meantime, Sony continues to go the legal route and gather additional evidence. Sony has already been granted permission to seize GeoHot’s hardware used to crack the PlayStation 3 and to obtain the root key from the system. Sony also continues to ask the courts for subpoenas to go after those on the Internet that are publishing the crack; but sources that we have spoken with expect Sony’s effects to yield very little results over the long haul, as most believe that the cat is out of the bag, so to speak.


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+11 #1 123s 2011-02-17 12:13
What a huge surprise, why would somebody with pirated software/HW try playing online, that´s suicide.
 
 
+3 #2 nt300 2011-02-17 16:30
The more SONY tries to prevent PS3 software pirating the more people should pirates the bloody PS3. It's becoming an obsession with SONY to constantly Haras people and companies just because they want to rule the world.

Remember the best "ALL TIME" RPG maker "Working Designs", they went under all thanks to SONY & there Bullshit. I call for a massive BoyCOTT with Sony products including the upcoming PS4...
 
 
+2 #3 123s 2011-02-17 16:48
If they sell it on lose again then buying but not buying games is the better idea ^^

Sure their antipiracy means that gimp the hardware suck but THIS one is pretty fair.
You cant play online if you dont have legit game, where is the prob ?
 
 
0 #4 Tasty Taste 2011-02-17 17:40
even if you get banned from PSN you can still insert physical media so your still in the clear, who needs updates?
 
 
+2 #5 yasin 2011-02-17 19:12
Quoting nt300:
The more SONY tries to prevent PS3 software pirating the more people should pirates the bloody PS3. It's becoming an obsession with SONY to constantly Haras people and companies just because they want to rule the world.

Its a shame you can't spell right. :-*
So you think Sony is trying to get rid of pirates for global domination? Yeah, right.
The obsession is not Sony trying to harass people (see how I spelled it there?), the obsession is pirates trying to get around paying for software.
I remember when they first found the master key, and people said that it was only hacked to run Linux OS on it. I said it was going to lead to piracy. Hmm.
 
 
+1 #6 123s 2011-02-17 20:43
Uhm it was hacked for Linux just obviously other people could use the key for piracy but it wasnt intended by the hackers.

and how can you compare people who wanna play for free with a company that shits on the people who PAY and gimp they own hardware ? Piracy will always exist because if protection is done with 0s and 1s you can fix it with 0s and 1s, a company should care more about the customers and not the non customers.
 
 
+1 #7 yasin 2011-02-17 21:24
Quoting 123s:
Uhm it was hacked for Linux just obviously other people could use the key for piracy but it wasnt intended by the hackers.

In light of what is happening now, I seriously doubt that.
The issue is not so much the existence of piracy, its the complaints of those who are going to get kicked off of PSN.
Once you hack your ps3, you should have no right to any of Sony's online services. So its not harassment if pirates aren't allowed online anymore.
 
 
+4 #8 godrilla 2011-02-17 21:36
finally some focus away from pc!
 
 
+8 #9 123s 2011-02-17 22:06
Dont worry, we´ll find an idiot who blames pc for ps3 piracy...lemme start

THEY DOWNLOADED GAMEZZZ WITH PC !1!1
that got an AMD card
 
 
+3 #10 ViperSpec 2011-02-17 23:53
Quoting 123s:
Dont worry, we´ll find an idiot who blames pc for ps3 piracy...lemme start

THEY DOWNLOADED GAMEZZZ WITH PC !1!1
that got an AMD card

Wow, a Warrior impression? :D
 

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