All jailbreak PS3 gamers face PSN ban…for life
PlayStation 3 owners be warned. If you jailbreak your PS3 game console, you may find that you can't access the PlayStation Network (PSN) nor Qriocity movie-streaming service. Ever.
Sony Computer Entertainment has posted on its PlayStation blog that if a PS3 owner has used ways to circumvent the copy protection of the game console, and when detected, the user will be banned from the PlayStation Network and the Qriocity movie-streaming service permanently.
The official statement:
Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software. Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions. Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates the consumer guarantee for that system. In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws. Consumers using circumvention devices or running unauthorized or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently.
To avoid this, consumers must immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems.
Earlier, Sony has filed a lawsuit against Geohot when he showed a demo of running homebrew applications on the PS3, based on the security exploit by the fail0verflow team. The court has ruled that the hacker must turn over his computers and hard drives, and stop publishing about rooting the PS3 due to violation of US copyright law. The case is still ongoing.