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Two new job listings posted on SCEA's website reveal the company is getting serious about PlayStation 3 software piracy. 

Sony is looking for a new Senior Corporate Counsel and a Senior Paralegal for Anti-Piracy and Brand Protection. The main responsibilities include "assessing annual SCEA corporate anti-piracy needs and addressing the needs through developing and implementing an anti-piracy program." 

"The program to be developed will require a strong strategic online component (taking input from and working with SCEA Marketing, SCEA Strategic Business Development Latin America and SCEA Product Development)," the listing reads. 

The jobs also require "collaborating with other anti-piracy organizations, including those of affiliated Sony Computer Entertainment companies, Sony Corporation and the videogame industry's trade association, the Entertainment Software Association." 

Other responsibilities ask for "overseeing anti-piracy civil lawsuits and providing support to law enforcement and intellectual property agencies on behalf of SCEA." Additionally, one of the requirements is having "knowledge of online investigative practices and online databases (e.g. how to find owner, administrator, ISP associated with a given domain name, etc.)" 

Sony recently took famed iPhone hacker George Hotz to court after he and another group of hackers unlocked the PlayStation 3's security and later published the data online. Since then, homebrew applications to run pirated software have hit the net, and one of Sony's major first-party titles, Killzone 3, was reportedly leaked two weeks before its release. 

Last Wednesday, the company issued a statement saying those caught using pirated software will have their console banned permanently from PlayStation Network. 

"Circumvention devices and game piracy damage our industry and can potentially injure the online experience for you, our loyal PlayStation customers, via hacks and cheats," Sony stated. "By identifying PlayStation 3 systems that breach our guidelines and terminating their ability to connect to PlayStation Network, we are protecting our business and preserving the honest gameplay experiences that you expect and deserve."

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/115/1151291p1.html



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another 500 posts coming up lololololol



well at least they appear to be targeting the proper people this time, instead of people who only wish to use their own products in a legal manner of their choosing.  its not any of sonys business if people want to have sexual relations with their systems in the privacy of their own homes(providing they arent doing it via web cam during a game so everyone else has to see ;) ).



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radiantshadow92 said:

another 500 posts coming up lololololol

Yes, the lengths to wich certain people will defend villains like pirates and hakers have nbo bounds.



I really hope Geohot gets what he deserves, i'm not talking about hacking his console, i'm talking about his determination to exploit his hack and the hacking the ps3's firmware which protects PSN from hackers, like what happen to COD, 



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hehey said:
radiantshadow92 said:

another 500 posts coming up lololololol

Yes, the lengths to wich certain people will defend villains like pirates and hakers have nbo bounds.

The rights certain customers are willing to let go, to fight pirates or otherwise, have no bounds.



Zkuq said:
hehey said:
radiantshadow92 said:

another 500 posts coming up lololololol

Yes, the lengths to wich certain people will defend villains like pirates and hakers have nbo bounds.

The rights certain customers are willing to let go, to fight pirates or otherwise, have no bounds.

What he said ^



MrBubbles said:

well at least they appear to be targeting the proper people this time, instead of people who only wish to use their own products in a legal manner of their choosing.  its not any of sonys business if people want to have sexual relations with their systems in the privacy of their own homes(providing they arent doing it via web cam during a game so everyone else has to see ;) ).


True that. I mean if I take the keys to your car and give it to some kids to take for a joyride, I'm not guilty in that situation whatsoever



Zkuq said:
hehey said:
radiantshadow92 said:

another 500 posts coming up lololololol

Yes, the lengths to wich certain people will defend villains like pirates and hakers have nbo bounds.

The rights certain customers are willing to let go, to fight pirates or otherwise, have no bounds.


Like?



Nomad Blue said:
Zkuq said:
hehey said:
radiantshadow92 said:

another 500 posts coming up lololololol

Yes, the lengths to wich certain people will defend villains like pirates and hakers have nbo bounds.

The rights certain customers are willing to let go, to fight pirates or otherwise, have no bounds.


Like?

Actually owning the product you bought?