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Jailbreak gets Restraining Order

Looks like the pirating isn’t the lucrative business as Hotz [the jailbreak developer] originally thought!  While the court case revolving around the big PS3 code cracking is ongoing, the United States Court recently issued a restraining order against the jailbreakers, keeping them from distributing, linking or even so much as encouraging the program in question.  They are also forbidden from sharing any secrets that they may have acquired during their cracking sessions.

Most importantly, however, is that they are being forced to surrender all technology involved with the process.  Although their lawyers are throwing a fit over this, and are currently contesting this aspect.

Ha!

Source:  EnGadget

Rated M for Minor?

A supreme court case that could have some major impacts to the video game industry has now been given an official date. The court will hear arguments that denying the purchase of violent (not necessarily M rated) games by minors goes against the First Amendment. It will also determine whether the state should have to prove that these violent games have a devastating effect on children. The case of Schwarzenegger vs. EMA will be heard November 2 at 10 AM EST, so we’ll get more info around that time. You can check out some more details after the jump.

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