View Full Version : Official Statement Regarding PS3 Circumvention Devices and Pirated Software

February 16th, 2011, 20:04

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 License 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.

What this means to you

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.

If you get error 8002A227, Sony banned your PS3 from the PSN.


Source: PlayStation Blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/02/16/official-statement-regarding-ps3-circumvention-devices-and-pirated-software)

February 16th, 2011, 20:15
Not good and I hope that doesn't happen to me. Perhaps I should update, I buy all my games from the store and I like to download the odd thing off the Playstation Store. I have a Plus subscription so I have to take advantage of it as much as possible anyway. However I'd lose the homebrew and still won't have OtherOS either. Then again maybe I'll wait and see what will happen before doing anything like that.

February 16th, 2011, 21:59
Yeah, I also hope this doesnt happen to me, I think I'll wait a bit, and most likely I will Update to OFW later.