Via PlayStation Blog
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.
I am very much against hacking and pirating games. I am glad to hear that Sony is going to start cracking down on some of the people who think they are above paying for their games.
Yes, I am in the boat of people who think that games are overpriced. But that does not mean I cheat the system. The money you and I pay on that game goes into making bigger and better games in the future. I chose this hobby, this passion knowing how expensive it is. Sometimes games are worth the $60 or more you spend on it. Others will having you running back to GameStop or eBay hoping you can at least get back half of what you paid.
I don’t care how much more the game cost where ever you live, it does not give you the right to STEAL the game by pirating it. I support the gaming industry by paying for my games. Sometimes it’s worth it and sometimes it’s not.
So hackers, I’m sure you’ll find another way to lie, cheat, and steal again but for now try shelling out some cash and paying for a game.