Judge Allows Sony to Unmask Anybody Who Visited GeoHot Site

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  1. RupeeClock
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    Source: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/03/g...site-unmasking/

    So basically, if you have watched a youtube video about something that might've interested you, even if you have not jailbroken your PS3, even if you don't OWN a PS3, Sony knows who you are.

    This is an outrage.
     


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    I am so glad my laptop blew up and the fact I changed my internet provider since. Fuck you Sony you tampon sucking twats!
     
  3. Slyakin

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    ZOMG, time for people to start bawling about looking at a Youtube video.

    Even if Sony knows who you are, you probably aren't gonna get any legal charges against you. Only the BIG peoples.


    But, I'm really pissed at how a judge allowed them to do that. The law really needs to be clarified more.
     
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    Did you view Geohot's youtube video, with a youtube account?
    Then Sony will know your username. >:(
     
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    Unbelievable

    Is this applicable to only US IP's? Id hope so otherwise a US judge has just signed the "death warrant" for people in different countries

    This is...I dont even...
     
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    Only with an account that I haven't used in almost a year with fake details of where I live.
     
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    Ok, so I went on his site once when it was nearing it's end just to see the fuss when this all came serious to Sony. So they know who I am now?
     
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    Now, this is plain ridiculous.

    What will Sony gain by getting the IP Addresses of everyone who watched the Youtube video or visited Geohot's site?
     
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    Pretty much. They know your IP address and your service provider.

    If they wanted, they can track you down. Which they don't really want to do in the first place.
     
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    You could always say it was your cat who clicked on the link....
     
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    THIS IS MADNESS!

    Really, even if they don't come kill you or anything it's still really dumb. I don't even have a PS3, so I didn't go to the site or watch any youtube videos about it. [​IMG]
     
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    This is fucking ridiculous. What right do they actually have to know the IP of people who just happened to come by a site. This makes no bloody sense.
     
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    QFT
     
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    What the FUCK?
    See this is what I knew would happen. I don't think the judges involved in this case are technically savvy enough to know how much of a big deal this is.
     
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    WHY DOES SONY GET TO SEE MY FUCKING IP ADDRESS?


    THIS IS FUCKING INVASION OF FUCKING PRIVACY YOU FUCKING BITCHASS OF A FUCKING COMPANY!

    Tomorrow's Headline: Sony arrests majority of North American Population for visiting George Hotz website.

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    -.- this is gonna suck... Haha
     
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    Too bad they can't do anything with this information.

    It's still f*cked up how they are able to obtain it though.
     
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    Yea they can.. a simple 1 2 3 rule like Brittain
    And no theres no law like that yet but as you know the US politicians are corrupt so Sony will buy their support
     
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    I was just considering the data protection act.

    Anyone in the UK who feels they may be infringed on by Sony should be able to request that:
    -They are allowed to see what data Sony are holding on them
    -That the data is not used to cause damage or distress

    I don't know if an IP address is identified enough to be covered, but something such as Youtube account information might.
     

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