For example, I believe Apple has every right to lock down their i Phone in the factory as much as they want, but once it's paid for and mine, I have the right to unlock it, smash it, jailbreak it, look at it, and hack on it.
Sony tried to sue a guy for getting his AIBO to do non Sony approved tricks, making it apparent that they don't really care about piracy, they care about control.
In (Sony v Bleem), Bleem was the winner on all counts, but the high cost of a legal defense shut them down.
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So i am sure if you found this site you'll see that 98% of all the stuff on it is (Out of Date) "maybe more" There are many reasons for this. Read groklaw, psx-scene, the case docket, and my new blog for updates on the case Media, I need your help. Please, if you support this cause, help me out and spread the word.
We want to keep it open for all the people who many come across the site and get help from the many post giving help on everything from ...(Well read above) Luckily our Awesome Owner (Smdepot) has kept the site running and giving us so much over the years... Help me own them in court Sony are bullies Sony doesn't care if what you did was legal, if they don't like it, they sue.
we don't update all that much as we all have our own lives to live and we just don't have the time to keep up-to-date on mods/hacks. Now, George Hotz is asking for the community for help in his battle against SCEA.
Fortunately, that suit helped set precedent on the legality of emulators.
Softmod Depot was made back in the Xbox 1 days of softmoding the Xbox, Our Goal was to help as many people as we could to safely mod their system, As the years went by we moved to other systems like the 360, Wii, NDS, PS2, Dreamcast, PS1/PSx, PSP and even the PS3. I want, by the time this goes to trial, to have Sony facing some of the hardest hitting lawyers in the business.But as the times went by many admins (as well as myself) had to live our lives and we could no longer keep updating our newer Mods/hacks etc for the systems, So why not shut the site down? Together, we can help fix the system Donations here are for legal defense ONLY I checked with my lawyers before setting this up If you have another substantial way to donate aside from money, let me know tl;dr Sony is lame, and is suing me for hacking MY OWN PS3.