Platform holder Sony has released an unequivocal statement claiming that it will slap a permanent PSN ban on anyone found guilty of using a USB device to circumvent system security.
There’s an important note to make there – Sony isn’t just threatening to ban those who play pirated games. It’s saying it will ban anyone who has simply used a device such as a PSJailbreak.
"Unauthorised circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers," the statement reads. "These devices permit the use of unauthorised 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 unauthorised 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 unauthorised or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems."
It’s unclear whether a ban would block a PSN account, a console or an IP connection.