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Sony files US suit against PSJailbreak distributor, wins victory in Australia

Australian retailers remove JailBreak from inventories as Federal Court issues permanent injunction

Sony Computer Entertainment America has filed suit against an online stockist of the notorious PSJailbreak device.

Shoppsjailbreak.com, owned by one Zoomba LDC, is one of two distributors endorsed by the makers of the anti-copy protection device.

Sony has accused it of copyright violation, contravening the DMCA and trademark infringement, amongst other charges.

The suit was filed in the California Northern District Court two days ago, and seeks an injunction against sale of the USB dongle, plus damages.

Sony is also currently pursuing an injunction against sale of the device in Australia.


A ruling by an Australian court appears to indicate that Sony has won its case to have the PS JailBreak removed from stores and resellers across the country.

OzModChips, ModSupplier, and Quantronics have all already removed the product from their websites, and official court documents show that retailers have been ordered to surrender all profits from the sales of JailBreak to Sony, as well compensating them for the inconvenience caused.

Perhaps even more damningly, The Federal Court of Australia has issued a permanent injunction which rules that the device cannot be sold or imported into the country until further notice. JailBreak is named specifically as a product in the injunction, meaning that other products with the same functionality are not covered

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