3 Count: Melted Chocolate Bunnies

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1: PS5 Has Seemingly Been Jailbroken, and People are Already Installing PT on It

First off today, Ryan Leston at IGN reports that, two years after its release, modders may finally be making progress at jailbreaking the PlayStation 5 (PS5), which may lead to pirated games and other unauthorized software being usable on the platform.

The new progress was unveiled by modder SpecterDev, who claims to have found an exploit on the PS5 that granted him the ability to install unauthorized software on the platform. This jailbreak was illustrated by the modders installing the lost game P.T. on the PS5 unit.

However, there are some severe limitations with this jailbreak. First off, it is only for PS5s with firmware older than 4.03, which dates back over a year, it only works 30% of the time, and does not allow execution of installed software. This means that, while P.T. could be installed, there was no way to run it. That said, the breakthrough is expected to lead to new exploits, which may make the operation of unauthorized software possible in the future.

2: Court Blocks 13,445 ‘Pirate’ Sites Proactively to Protect One Movie

Next up today, Andy Maxwell at Torrentfreak writes that a court in India has granted a broad site blocking injunction that would block some 13,445 sites, making it the largest such order in the nation’s history.

The move was filed by Reliance Entertainment, which has become well known for aggressively seeking site blocking injunctions. This move follows the premiere of the company’s new movie, Vikram Vedha, which was released on Friday.

Perhaps most surprisingly was that Reliance made the argument that the blocking should not just prevent ongoing piracy, but alleged piracy in the future. As such, some 40 internet service providers in the country are ordered to block those sites immediately and were not notified of the legal action when it began.

3: Lidl told to destroy gold chocolate bunnies after it loses copyright case with Lindt

Finally today, Sky News reports that the German discount chain Lidl has been ordered to destroy its chocolate bunnies following a courtroom loss with Lindt over alleged copyright infringement.

Lindt is well known for its gold-wrapped chocolate bunnies but, when Lidl began selling a similar product, Lindt filed a lawsuit alleging both copyright and trademark infringement. Though Lidl did point out many differences between the products, the court found that they were still too similar and may cause confusion.

Though the court ordered the bunnies destroyed, the court did leave the door open for the chocolate to be reused in other products.

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