Originally Posted by bigo93
Unlike the iphone, the ps3 is still illegal to hack, according to $ony's terms. Until games consoles are put on the same level as homebrew on smartphones, $ony will probably try to sue those they can easily find.
Sure we can donate to a dedicated ps3hax paypal account, and then pay the person who makes a new exploit. But sony will either tell paypal to block the paypal account, freezing all the donations made, and they could track the person who jailbreak the console via the payment method used to pay them.
Thats the problem, it's hard for sony to track down someone in china and sue them, but when the can have the courts track a money transfer they can find the person just like that.
simple if the creator makes a user agreement that states this is not for use on psn and for testing purpose only. Here is a quote from case SCEA maintains the suit is valid because Hotz logged on to the PSN. Then it is up to the individual who uses the new firmware if they want to break the agreement.