Sony is taking the fight against PS3 jailbreak mod chips to America. While Sony battles a PS3 jailbreaking device in Australian courts, SCEA is taking reseller Zoomba LDC to task in the California Northern District Court for attempting to sell the new PS3 Jailbreak mod chip via SHOPPSJAILBREAK.com. The PS3 Jailbreak allows users to circumvent the PlayStation 3's copy protection and play games installed on the console's hard drive.
SCEA filed a lawsuit in the California Northern District Court on Tuesday, accusing Zoomba of copyright infringement, violations of the digital millennium copyright act and trademark infringement. SCEA seeks an undisclosed amount of damages and an injunctive relief, to block the sale of the device.
Here's a description of the device in question taken from SHOPPSJAILBREAK.com:
The PSJailbreak Modchip allows you to store games on your PS3 and play them when you please without having to insert the original Blu-Ray disc game. Using the PSJailbreak Modchip instantly allows you to play and store backups on your Playstation 3. Thanks to the PSJailbreak Modchip, you can also attach an external USB hard drive and store an unlimited amount of Playstation 3 games on it.
Last but not least, the PSJailbreak Modchip is 100% EXTERNAL. No risk of voiding your Playstation warranty, It is a simple USB, plug and play device, quoted over and over as "the easiest chip to install, simply plug it into the PS3 USB port, just like a USB key".