Final October, Eric David Scales was accused of promoting jailbroken PS4 programs and pirated PS4 video games on eBay. Sony then filed a go well with in opposition to him, requesting $16,800 in damages, in addition to $three,500 in judicial prices. When the defendant failed to look in courtroom to state his case, Sony filed for a default judgment in opposition to Scales.
The accusation is as follows:
Defendant Eric David Scales advertises and sells jailbroken PlayStation four online game consoles on eBay. These “jailbroken” PS4 consoles are loaded with unauthorized copies of PS4 video video games. In response to the Defendant, people who personal his PS4 consoles can cease shopping for video games.
Sony is being “affordable” with its calls for, solely bearing in mind the pirated and jailbroken merchandise on Scale’s web site. The quantity Sony is requesting breaks all the way down to a per-console and per-game foundation, charging him $200 per pirated recreation and $800 per console. Sclaes had 76 video games and two consoles out there on the market, which quantity to $16,800, plus the judicial value of $three,500, which add as much as the entire of $20,300.
Sony had this to say in regards to the defendant:
This quantity is warranted in gentle of Defendant’s willful infringement and violations of the DMCA, his refusal to look on this motion, and his acknowledged understanding and intent that his merchandise be used to deprive [Sony] of the chance to promote real PS4 video video games.
Seeing as how the defendant didn’t make his preliminary courtroom look and the truth that the proof in opposition to him appears fairly clear, it’s not going that the courtroom will decline the default judgement in opposition to Scales. Pirated video games was once tremendous widespread when the PS1 and PS2 had been round, however Sony has cracked down, making it tougher to do lately. Nonetheless, individuals at all times appear to discover a strategy to hack, jailbreak, or in any other case misuse merchandise, creating a continuing recreation of leapfrog with hackers and hardware producers.
What do make of all this? Do you assume Sony is asking an excessive amount of? Tell us!