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Sony Sue Idiot For Selling 'Jailbroken' PS4 With Pirated Games On eBay

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First i want to state that i have zero problem with people selling hacked consoles on eBay, i think that we should be able to sell modded consoles and chipped consoles on eBay or wherever, what i am against is people selling hacked consoles at an inflated price, just because they have a bunch of pirated games included, this causes harm to the scene as can been seen in the case that Sony recently took against a guy from California




Blackcloak13 who's real name is Eric David Scales has been taken to court by Sony Interactive Entertainment(SIE), for selling a 'Jailbroken' PS4 loaded with 60+ games for $499, an agent of SIE bought the console in April 2018 found that the harddrive was filled with 60+ pirated games, SIE then bought another PS4 from Blackcloak13 in June 2018, this console was on firmware 5.05 and also had a bunch of pirated games, here is a few quotes from the legal document:



Defendant has marketed, sold, and distributed “jailbroken” (a/k/a “modded”)
PS4 consoles that (a) contain, on their internal hard drives, unauthorized digital copies of PS4
First-Party games and Third-Party games; and (b) are primarily designed or produced for the
purpose of, and/or were marketed by Defendant for use in, circumventing the PS4 system
TPMs that, in the ordinary course of operation, effectively prevent a PS4 from playing pirated
copies of PS4-compatible video games.

 Specifically, in April 2018, Defendant—under the eBay handle “blackcloak13” —
listed for sale on eBay a jailbroken PS4 console that Defendant advertised as a “NEW
JAILBROKEN MODDED PS4 console PLUS 63 full games plus 1.





In his eBay listing, Defendant stated that the “Jailbroken Modded PS4 console” is “FULLY
INSTRUCTIONS,” will enable the purchaser “TO PLAY ANY GAME YOU WANT,” comes
ALL GAMES FREE.” In addition, Defendant highlighted his website at
“DELETED,” through which he advertised
he can be contacted for help with jailbroken consoles.
SIE, through an agent, purchased the jailbroken PS4 console described above
from Defendant via eBay in April 2018. A package containing the jailbroken PS4 console was
delivered to SIE’s agent. It bears the following return name and address: “Eric Scales,
[REDACTED], RCH Cucamonga, CA 91730.” The hard drive of this PS4 console contains
unauthorized digital copies of over 60 PS4 video games, including First-Party PS4 games
Everybody’s Golf and Helldivers, and numerous Third-Party PS4 games such as EA SPORTS
UFC® 2; FlatOut 4: Total Insanity; Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight; and Guns, Gore &
Canolli. On information and belief, it was Defendant who copied these unauthorized video
games onto the PS4’s hard drive. Defendant was not authorized by either SIE or SIEI to do
so. Included in the box in which the jailbroken PS4 console was delivered was a set of
instructions that provides, among other things, directions on how to install additional
unauthorized PS4 video games onto the hard drive of the console, as well as a website address
to an instructional video on “how to run fake pkg games!” and a website address from which
additional unauthorized PS4 video games are available for download.
Through inspection, SIE has confirmed that the PS4 console sold by Defendant
has been modified to enable the user to access and run certain “exploit” software code that,
when run on the PS4, circumvents technological protection measures that, in the ordinary
course of operation, prevent the console from playing unauthorized copies of video games.
The exploit enables the PS4 console sold by Defendant to play the 60+ unauthorized copies of
video games that are contained on its hard drive. 






Defendant has infringed SIE’s copyrights in First Party PS4 games, including
God of War, Everybody’s Golf, and Helldivers, by copying unauthorized First Party PS4
games onto the hard drive of PS4 consoles without SIE’s authorization, and distributing the
unauthorized copies of First Party PS4 games on PS4 consoles. On information and belief,
Defendant’s actions were knowing, deliberate, willful and in complete disregard of SIE’s
Defendant’s conduct set forth above has damaged SIE, in an amount to be
proven at trial.
On information and belief, Defendant will continue to infringe SIE’s copyrights
in First-Party PS4 games by copying games without authorization and/or distributing
unauthorized games, thereby damaging SIE, unless enjoined by the Court. 





You can download the PDF and read more at the source:

Sony Sues ‘Jailbroken’ PS4 Seller for Copyright Infringement


Thanks Roxanne for the tip, wish you were a member of the forum so i could mention you.


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13 hours ago, BwE said:

Why put games on it, you're asking for trouble!



In order to charge more for the console. The games doesnt cost the seller anything so its pure profit........ In his mind..... Until he got sued..... 😏

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who wants to ask if he has any ps4s for sale?...lol

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