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Sony Clamps Down on PS3 Hackers

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 02/17/2011 - 17:38


Earlier we released info on a hacker that made it possible to play as the DLC Jill Valentine in the new Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

Now, we see that Sony is going to begin banning PS3 users that are "using illegal hacking software and homebrew applications to play pirated games," according to IGN. (Note: I'm no hacker, but the above seems kinda related).

Apparently, Sony e-mailed a PS3 user and demanded they remove the illegal software or have their profile accounts banned from the PlayStation Network.

Here is what Sony sent out:

Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers for the PlayStation 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 3 System" and the "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStation Network/ Qriocity 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 3 system. Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation 3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through your PlayStation3 system.

Watch out for big brother!