Foster City, Calif. – Sony (NYSE: SNE) has announced plans to terminate
access to its online PlayStation Network and Qriocity services from PlayStation
3 consoles that have been "jailbroken" so they can play pirated
software. The move comes weeks after hackers released a jailbreak for the
PlayStation 3, and amid a lawsuit from the company against one programmer
alleged to have distributed the code, and created a YouTube video detailing how to jailbreak the console.

Sony said that jailbreaking the PlayStation 3
violates the system software license agreement for the PS3, as well as its
terms of services and user agreement for PlayStation Network/Qriocity, and its
"Community Code of Conduct" provisions.

"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," the company wrote on its
PlayStation blog.

"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."



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(PlayStation blog)
(DMW previous coverage)