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: hypocrisy
by darknexus on Wed 8th Sep 2010 13:34 UTC in reply to "hypocrisy"
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Actually, when you buy a device you don't agree to anything. Are there terms presented to you before you pay for the device? Of course not. Therefore you couldn't have agreed to what wasn't shown. Now, subscribing to a *service* is different and there are most certainly terms of service (notice the name there) to which you must agree. Sony do have every right to force people to update to use PSN, that's their service and they can do whatever the hell they want with it. What they don't have a right to do is to limit what you do with your device *outside* of their service. If they believe they have such a right, then they need to make the PS3 a rental as some other posters have said, and not a purchase. Once I buy something, it's mine. Sony have every right to prevent hacked devices from getting on their network, but they don't have a right to prevent me from hacking the device to get more functionality out of it. They don't have to make it easy, nor do they have to honor my warranty or allow me on to their network, but they have no right to prevent the hacking so long as it's for my own use.

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