A hearing to decide the fate of the X3JailBreak PS3 mod chip in an Australian court has found Sony victorious. The court ruled on Friday that the security circumvention device for the PS3 does harm to Sony’s business. In line with that decision, the court put a permanent injunction on the sale of the product in Australia and ordered retailers and resellers to remove the device from store shelves and turn over any profits made from it to Sony.
Interestingly, because the court named the product by name, the decision does not preclude other similar products to be sold, though navigating those choppy waters will probably end with self-same results. Resellers OzModChips, ModSupplier, and Quantronics have removed the product from their websites.
As we noted earlier today, Sony filed a lawsuit against another PS3 Jailbreak in the United States.