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 viton on Wed 8th Sep 2010 03:29 UTC in reply to "Ridiculous"
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

When you buy a PS3, you are *buying* it - you're not renting it. You *own* the thing.

You're free to do anything with your system,
but the entire content distribution ecosystem is not yours. So you're not supposed to break it.

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RE[2]: Ridiculous
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Sep 2010 05:30 in reply to "RE: Ridiculous"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"When you buy a PS3, you are *buying* it - you're not renting it. You *own* the thing.

You're free to do anything with your system,
but the entire content distribution ecosystem is not yours. So you're not supposed to break it.
"

Jailbreaking your PS3 changes only the PS3 machine itself, a machine which you own. It does not "break" the content distribution servers which Sony own ... it does precisely nothing to them.

Edited 2010-09-08 05:31 UTC

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RE[2]: Ridiculous
by bitwelder on Wed 8th Sep 2010 07:14 in reply to "RE: Ridiculous"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

You're free to do anything with your system,
but the entire content distribution ecosystem is not yours. So you're not supposed to break it.

Hmmm... that's like saying that if I get aboard a bus with a fake ticket, I'm endangering other passengers or the whole service. Well, no.
Sony is ok in policing its busses and checking tickets at their doors (to keep it profitable), but it is not in stopping me on the street to rip my 'worthless' piece of paper.

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