Judge Allows Sony to Unmask Anybody Who Visited GeoHot Site

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by RupeeClock, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. jceggbert5

    jceggbert5 Check out my hack, New Retro Mario Bros.

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    There's a reason that I change my IP address every month or two... Now you know why!
     
  2. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    I think that legally, this was a bad decision for Sony.

    What Hotz's lawyers have to do now is that this was a massive breach of privacy with no gain - Sony doesn't gain shit from knowing my IP address, they already know it from every time I log onto PSN.
     
  3. pistone

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    well that's actually good news ,so i will just keep refreshing geohot web page over and over and then what for sony ...................with an automatic gun [​IMG]
     
  4. 1234turtles

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    we have said this time and time again but FUCK SONY!!!!! who the hell do they think they are in everbodys ip's its not g oing to fucking help them anyway
     
  5. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I'm just don't understand. Isn't this a invasion of privacy? How in the world did this get passed? Just because people watch a video and modified there ps3s they want ALL of there ips?

    It's just stupid, even if they are just using to build a better case, why go to all the trouble?
     
  6. Ritsuki

    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

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    I might give them my personal address and number, it will be faster. I'll ask for some privacy for Christmas 2011, I hope it won't be already sold out.

    But seriously, what can they do with a bunch of IP addresses ? It doesn't prove anything, and won't be useful at all... I am disappointed, Sony. Really disappointed.
     
  7. dekuleon

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    My IP is dynamic! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And I also have one PS3 running lots of piracy! [​IMG]
     
  8. Sheimi

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    Sony, come at me bro!
     
  9. Vigilante

    Vigilante TempLurker

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    Good thing my internet changes IP every 1-2 hours or I think one day
     
  10. Officer Delibird

    Officer Delibird GBAtemp Regular

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    un-fucking believable
     
  11. Paulieo

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    I don't have to worry about Sony getting my details from my ISP because they won't even tell me the owner of the account my details because of privacy reasons lol.
     
  12. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    I can't believe the judge actually granted that. It's a stupid move that doesn't do shit. I mean, aside from how many people watched the video and went on the website, what info does it give Sony?
     
  13. Oveneise

    Oveneise GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Sony just doesn't know how to do it...
    If they wanted numbers, why didn't they just ask Google how many IP addresses were logged onto the servers?
     
  14. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    They're apparently trying to "build a better case" whilst performing actions that would get their asses blown to kingdom come by any good lawyer.
     
  15. rad140

    rad140 GBAtemp's "over quoter"

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    jeez, I don't think any company has had this much of a bitchfit about their console getting hacked in the history of ever.
    Imagine if Nintendo or Microsoft tried to pull something like this?
     
  16. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

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    I've watched a video about PS3 jailbreaking.

    I visited GeoHot's site after the key release was made.

    I don't own a PS3.
     
  17. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    But seriously it wouldn't be a nice story if they came after you bro.


    Edit: This is really mess up. [​IMG] Although (I think) I didn't view that video.
     
  18. shakirmoledina

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    i can even post my face pic (what i havent done on temp even) if sony wants it. Wasnt there an argument that sony is not doing this to "know" the people but gather evidence that people are watching videos that relate to piracy.
    as said, IP addresses are not that informative esp since the ISP also has to be contacted for more info (u really think an ISP would care or give the info?)
    plus an account of any sort is still not that much information that you did something especially if you are living far away from sony's reach (hence my first message before the parenthesis)
     
  19. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

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    I have no PS3. So it doesn't concern me. Sony is trolling
     
  20. Vigilante

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    I hate it more because I do not even have a ps3 and Sony will just find out my IP.
     
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