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Original Poster Sloth/Mod

No...currently they are legal.

And the retailler is allowed.......maybe a mod wants the deal (joke) X)

supermod

Syzable, the thread was member spammed, but we are leaving it spammed currently until the Admin team can review further as Sony appear to be taking steps to make these illegal in much the same way Nintendo did eg

gamersmint.com/son…ope

Until we can confirm that Sony have been unsuccessful and that legally they can still be offered for sale we can't unspam, apologies.

At least one other thread for a similar item has been removed in the last few weeks ("PSJailbreak Dongle for PS3 (Clone) £18.39 Delivered from Deal Extreme").

Another product of a similar nature is currently being offered for trade:

FT: New Minimus AVR USB Development Board (ps3 jailbreak)

Additionally, the (main) "Misc" thread on the subject may need some (further) moderation depending on your internal decision, sigma:

USB Dongle being released so you can backup/play games from your PS3 HDD

BFN,

fp.

Further background reading:

R4 card deals (Feedback Thread)

BFN,

fp.

Original Poster Sloth/Mod

Thanks for the reply Sigma

chelskii

Fanpages, Have I missed something or do you only seem to be concerned … Fanpages, Have I missed something or do you only seem to be concerned about these mod things when it comes to the PS3 only ?, Do you not see anything to do with the other consoles which are Jtag/flashed etc on here ?.And fyi I think you will find the " Minimus AVR USB Development Board" is perfectly legal and anyway the seller was selling it as "New and never opened the packaging". (Be it Jailbreak compatable makes no difference as long as it is not flashed for that purpose in the sale)AVR USB Development Boards have been around a lot longer than a little piece of code called jailbreak and are used for many projects by hobbyists.I hope you are not going to also post links to EVERY mobile Phone that are also jailbreak compatable and don't forget calculators etc etc etc.....



Yes, it seems you have missed some things I have posted.

BFN,

fp.

sigma

Syzable, the thread was member spammed, but we are leaving it spammed … Syzable, the thread was member spammed, but we are leaving it spammed currently until the Admin team can review further as Sony appear to be taking steps to make these illegal in much the same way Nintendo did eghttp://www.gamersmint.com/sony-fights-back-bans-selling-of-psjailbreak-in-europeUntil we can confirm that Sony have been unsuccessful and that legally they can still be offered for sale we can't unspam, apologies.



Pretty sure that story turned out to be bogus. It's not like Sony has the authority to ban the sale of a particular product throughout the whole of Europe.

DS carts were banned because of a decision made in a UK court. I say until the same is done for these PS3 dongles, they should be allowed to be discussed at least. Sony has been bringing civil action against individuals selling them (but not in the UK as far as I know) so maybe it's best not to allow them for sale here, as a precaution.

Just been to this thread (http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/usb-dongle-being-released-so-you-ca/741556) to find it has been closed. I'm looking forward to it re-opening!

bump - any news on the review of this topic?

Another deal thread has been listed this morning (by a new member):

"PS3 Stinger USB Module "Backup" device £24.99 @ Expansys"
[ hotukdeals.com/dea…195 ]

BFN,

fp.

Banned

Thread spammed. We make it perfectly clear we don't tolerate self promo, either direct or indirect.

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Edited by: "aScottishBloke" 19th Nov 2010
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