Many SDKs and dev units are expensive, the PS3 is no special in that regard. The "more dev support" thing is also pure bull, the DS is killing the PSP and the Wii software sales killing the PS3 despite being far far more hacked and pirated. Same goes for the PS2 last gen.
Originally Posted by yoshi314
Also, the leaked SDK thing is because now consoles can run more than one program/game at once, and don't require a modchip so they can only boot straight off a disk, opening up the possibility of replacing the dashboard/os and homebrew applications, look at how different the hacking scene on the Xbox1 was compared to previous systems.
Sony also tends to go all protection-racket when they can't get their way. When they couldn't stop the sales of Bleem, they strong-armed every retailer to not caarrying Bleem, they also bankrupted them with hundreds of frivolous lawsuits. Same goes for Lik-Sang, couldn't stop importation of PSP systems so they sued them into bankruptcy even though they didn't have a case, Lik-Sang couldn't afford to fight.
First of all, I am quite certain that the exception also states entertanment systems.
Originally Posted by _zaphod_
Second, that is a good point, many can try to loophole this law by making the signed code impossible to bypass without basically breaking the copy protection as well, and personally in such cases it should be considered legal to do under the Jailbreak clause anyway. I mean, just because it can be used for illegitimate uses does not mean all legitimate uses should be outlawed, right? If so, cd-burners and copy machines would be illegal.
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