Sony Releases an Official Statement Regarding PS3 Circumvention Devices and Piracy

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Sony Computer Entertainment released a statement today regarding the circumvention of copy protection and the use of the devices that enable players to run pirated games on the PlayStation 3 and to cheat in online games.

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.

The announcement basically states that players caught using these devices are liable to having their PSN accounts terminated. While it's doubtful that this warning will dissuade any hardcore pirates from stopping their activities, it's a necessary measure to curtail the cheating that's currently going on in Black Ops and a number of other online games at the moment.

via PSblog