SCEA vs. Zoomba - The Saga Continues
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
or six months ago anyway...
Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a lawsuit against Zoomba, the alleged company behind the original PS Jailbreak dongle, and several resellers. Now, after six months with no movement on the case, new court documents have been filed.
The latest court documents in their entirety are attached for further reading.
SCEA is submitting its own statement since none of the defendants have appeared in this action.
The Court has entered a Preliminary Injunction. Since that time, counsel for SCEA has conducted extensive third party discovery and has been engaged in settlement discussions with certain of the defendants. Thus far, defendants Tom Nooker, individually and doing business as buyps3jailbreak and Thanh Nguyen, individually and doing business as USATechCity, Ltd. have entered into settlement agreements with
SCEA and have agreed to entry of consent judgments and permanent injunctions. SCEA will be filing those documents with the Court shortly. SCEA is currently awaiting responses from the other defendants regarding settlement.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that in the event that Defendant violates this Judgment or assists others to do so, Defendant shall pay to SCEA $5,000 as liquidated damages per violation of this Judgment no later than forty-five (45) days from the date on which SCEA notifies Defendant of the violation. Such liquidated damages shall be an optional alternative to demonstrating actual damages. This optional alternative may be elected in SCEA's sole discretion. Both liquidated damages and actual damages are supplemental to obtaining equitable relief to which SCEA may be entitled as a result of Defendant's violation.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that this Court shall retain jurisdiction for the purpose of making any further orders necessary or proper for the construction or modification of this Judgment or the Settlement Agreement and Release, the enforcement thereof, or the punishment of any violations thereof.
A hearing date has been set for April 21st, which makes one wonder if Sony has finally managed to track down the individual(s) behind Zoomba and PS Jailbreak. :chinscrat
As usual, PSX-SCENE will keep you updated on the case as it develops.