Large companies protect
their financial interests intellectual property like no other. The Japanese corporation Sony, which day and night watches especially well, is able to do it especially well, so that no one can crack the protection of its PlayStation consoles. PS3 eventually managed to crack, but it took years, PS Vita and remained undefeated. But with PS4 in this regard, the problem.
The point is that the PlayStation 4 Software Development Kit (PS4 SDK) has leaked to the Net. With his help, a professional in his own business, in theory, could crack the protection of the console without any problems. But the corporation does not want to have its relatively new console suddenly "learned" to run pirated copies of games. And now it has become quite real. That's why the corporation is trying to do everything possible and impossible, just to eliminate the leak.
It turned out to have happened a couple of weeks ago when the version 4.75 of the PlayStation 4 Software Development Kit came into the hands of hackers. A list of what went into the network can be seen by clicking on the link to the cached page (in the general order it is no longer available).
The most interesting is that if you click on the link to the SDK that leads to the MEGA file sharing service, a message appears about the unavailability of the file.
It turns out that with the file sharing MEGA, if you want, you can delete the file that does not suit this or that company. It is possible that Keith Dotkom, the owner of MEGA, while under investigation, still decided to cooperate with rights holders and law enforcers. Be that as it may, the pages mentioning the PS4 SDK files have also been removed by sites such as GBATemp and PSXhax. On Reddit, the branch of the discussion still exists, although there are not many messages in it.
The "author" of the leak (his nickname KromeMods), seeing how quickly Sony acts, asks its colleagues and ordinary users to spread the information about the leak as much as possible, as well as links to SDK files. He also said that he was going to remove the notorious links from his Twitter so that the administration would not block it.
The owner of the PlayStationHax website told how active the Japanese corporation is when it affects its interests. He published copies of Sony's requirements for the removal of information with a mention of the leak. The most interesting thing is that in his post, which was demanded to be removed, there were not only direct links to files, but even mentions of other resources where such links were published. The corporation, demanding the removal of such materials, is covered by the law on the protection of copyright. "Personally, I do not understand how I violated copyright, all I did was publish a text entry with screenshots, I did not use links that would allow users to download this (SDK)," he said. Creator of PlayStationHax. At the same time, publishing information, he pointed out that the files themselves are distributed illegally, and for this reason he did not publish links to them. But Sony demanded that even this entry be deleted.
Another site on the consoles, Wololo, published details of what exactly is asking to remove Sony. The administration of this resource presented the companies demanded to remove the records with reference to the open source version of the PS4 SDK and the version of the SDK 4.5. It is worth noting that there is also an unofficial version of the SDK, created by the hacker Cturt. It is available on Github. So, Sony asks (or rather requires) "to immediately remove or block access to materials that violate copyright law, and to prevent the possibility that users will be able to use this information in the future."
As far as we can judge, Many points Sony treats the copyright law too freely, considering that it can be used to remove information from the web that, in fact, does not violate anyone's rights. Well, the requirement to remove this information from the Sony Network only attracts to itself and the problem itself unnecessary attention. The effect of this kind is called the "Streisand Effect" and is expressed in the fact that an attempt to delete any data from the Internet leads only to more rapid dissemination of this data.