Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:52 UTC
Games I've often harped on Apple for its policy regarding jailbreaking, but of course, Apple isn't the only company engaging in such practices. We already talked about Motorola, and now, we have Sony - already a company with a checkered past when it comes to consumer rights. As it turns out, Sony don't want you jailbreaking your their Playstation 3.
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RE: Ridiculous
by thebluesgnr on Tue 7th Sep 2010 22:18 UTC in reply to "Ridiculous"
thebluesgnr
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Sure, you own it. But Sony owns PSN, and they're free to limit its access to those running the latest firmware update.

Also, the article written by Thom fails to mention a couple of things:

1) The only homebrew application currently developed for the PS3 is the "Backup" Manager, written using Sony's leaked SDK;

2) Any and all apps built with Sony's SDK are unlicensed and therefore a copyright violation. It'd be like running a proprietary app linked against a GPL licensed library: not legal.

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