Yesterday we posted here , that Sony has imposed an injunction against the sale and distribution, of the PS Jailbreak device in Australia, today both OzMods and Quantronics have responded to this.
OzMods via their website:
Hello Everyone. On Friday the 27/08/2010 we where given some documents from the Lawyers representing Sony. The documents are Federal Court orders for a temporary injunction.
The Injunction states that from 24 hours of receiving the documents to the 31st of August OzModChips, Quantronics, Modsupplier and anyone else in Australia:
* Give up all stock in our possession, including our sample
I guess it was lucky that the device was delayed by a couple of days. While many people that have received their sample and sent it off to cloners….we sent ours to a well known homebrew developer. The developer we picked showed us various homebrew applications that he had already developed for ps3 dev units, that he wants to port over to retail units. Yes, PS3 homebrew is real and will start flowing through at a steady rate as soon as next week.
* Give up any stock we get between now and the 31st
We are not getting any between these times
* Ozmodchips also cannot:
o or deal with PS Jailbreak devices
These are from the Federal Court of Australia.
All 3 Australian stores we appear in court in some form on the 31st of August. On the 31st the court will decide if there will be a continuation of the “ban” or if we are allowed to sell them.
Our views are the same as Quantronics who posted this info here. This is not OzModChips Vs Sony. This is not OzModChips, Quantronics, Modsupplier Vs Sony. We would go as far as saying that is not even everyone in Australia Vs Sony. This will effect everyone that plans to buy such a device world wide. It already sets a dangerous precedent. Everyone that was using OtherOS, everyone that has had a faulty PS3 laser….and those interested in PS3 custom firmware and homebrew applications. We cannot do it alone, we need the support of everyone the homebrew community, the media, engineers that understand the inner workings and anyone else that can provide support.
If the injunction becomes permanent we will refund everyone that has ordered from us. If it doesn’t then we will send all orders as originally planned. There will be no delay to the planned shipping date. We would ask everyone to wait until then. We have the money sitting in our account which will cover 100% refunds for everyone if that needs to happen. We kindly ask everyone to just hold off until the 31st, as we need all the time we can to prepare.
Thank you for your support!
Quantronics via PSX Scene:
The order is for a continuation of the current emergency injunction that was granted yesterday.
The injunction is baseless, and is very unlikely that it will be continued or become permanent.
This makes absolutely no difference to those that have pre-orders as none of us will be receiving stock until the end of the week/next week anyway.
OMC, Modsupplier and myself are all close friends, share lawyers and have sought senior counsel for this matter.
We started in this industry as kids with a thought towards changing the countries views on copyright law, fair use and freedom.
TO THIS DAY, we stand for the same beliefs, values and will at ANY COST fight for what we believe in, the rights we should have and in a david vs goliath battle, we will give it our best.
Obviously now that the information is out, you will receive information straight from the horses mouth, as it were, and will know that we are the same as when we started, in my case 1998, someone who believes in the right to freedom.