• Official Statement Regarding PS3 Circumvention Devices and Pirated Software (Already Banned Users)



    Official Statement Regarding PS3 Circumvention Devices and Pirated Software (Already Banned Users)

    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.

    Circumvention devices and game piracy damage our industry and can potentially injure the online experience for you, our loyal PlayStation customers, via hacks and cheats.

    Many PlayStation.Blog readers have asked how we intend to deal with these incidents that they have been reading about in the gaming press, and this is our initial response.

    By identifying PlayStation 3 systems that breach our guidelines and terminating their ability to connect to PlayStation Network, we are protecting our business and preserving the honest gameplay experiences that you expect and deserve.

    Rest assured, this message does not apply to the overwhelming majority of our users who enjoy the world of entertainment PlayStation 3 has to offer without breaching the guidelines detailed above, and we urge you to continue doing so without fear.

    That didn't take long thousands of members have gotten EMAIL's!

    from PlayStation
    reply-to PlayStation
    to xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    date 16 February 2011 21:21
    subject Important: Access to PlayStation Network and Access to Qriocity Services Notice
    mailed-by sonyplaystn.bounce.ed10.net
    Signed by emails.eu.playstation.com

    Important: Access to the PlayStation(R)Network and Access to Qriocity(TM) Services Notice

    Unauthorized circumvention devices for PlayStation(R)3 system have been recently released by hackers for the PlayStation(R)3 system. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software.

    Use of such devices or software violates the terms of your “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation(R)3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity(TM) and its Community Code of Conduct provisions. In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws.

    ***************>>>>>>>A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation(R)3 system. <<<<<<<<<<****************

    Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation(R)3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to PlayStation(R) Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation(R)3 system.

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    It seems Sony is willing to give the rule breakers a chance, so if you are worried about being banned, stop using the PSN bypass method, reflash your 3.55 CFW machine, with 3.55 OFW, completely format your harddrive, then install 3.56, if you arent worried about being banned or if you don’t use PSN, then just stay were you are.


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    Comments 2 Comments
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      Not being funny but you've got to be dumb to hack your console and expect to go online still anyway
    1. SonsOfLiberty's Avatar
      SonsOfLiberty -
      Quote Originally Posted by duke0102 View Post
      Not being funny but you've got to be dumb to hack your console and expect to go online still anyway
      Yeah it's true on Sony's end since they have a root kit installed on your system, but with 360 it's pretty safe unless your playing unverified games...I know peeps who've been online for 3-4 years on XBL and not banned, I've been on for a year and been fine