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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by heartgold, Jan 18, 2011.
This made me laugh so jokes
"the entire universe would be subject to my jurisdiction."
A typical Phoenix Wright moment.
I am glad to hear this news. Lik-Sang will shed a happy tear today.
Suck it Sony!
Sony needs better lawyers.
How does it feel SONY? Now you may have to abide by some one elses "TOS".
I can't beleive they tried to argue the point that it should be held in California as Youtube, Twitter and Paypal are based there...
The Judge is right to do this and question Sony's legality.
Glad to hear that...
Why would such a legal matter reflect poorly upon Sony. It's obvious you don't want Sony fucking with your hacked PS3, but they have every right to protect their interests. Personally, I hope they sue this guy into oblivion. Publicizing security like he did was one of the most irresponsible things I've seen in while, as far as it concerns the gaming community. Hacking isn't science. Sharing his "findings" with this community didn't (and there's no way anyone should have reasonably assumed it would) further some technological cause. It was self-serving, and now he's literally being served. Good for Sony. I would volunteer my services if they would have me.
Sony has stealthfully used piracy to promote the sales of their hardware.
Now that its come back to bite them on the ass everyone is crying.
F*** them. Even the most hysterical, chicken little fanboy has no idea how bad this is for Sony. There literally are no words...
I think hacking the PS3's great and all, but though I haven't even hacked mine yet, Sony's still trying to protect it's system and the online multiplayer, with all of the crap involving the trophy hacking and such. In fact, hacking the ps3 could be considered a bad idea, in a way.
That's because it is a bad idea.
You're not going to see many people on Sony's side because they're angry at Sony's attempt to stop their pirating on a console they made.
It's a never-ending battle that's getting more pathetic.
If it weren't for Sony, there'd be no PS3 to hack.
But of course a few kids won't understand that.
Legal blunder by the lawyers and total humiliation by the judge.
Creating the case in Cali because the things he published it on were there?
Might aswell do it in Switzerland since they developed the internet!
*catches plane to Switzerland* Yodelahitiiiiiii
Actually, there are words, but you obviously don't know what they are. You don't have to be a fanboy; you just need some remedial understanding of U.S. law. It's a minor setback, one Sony assuredly anticipated. Obviously, the defendant has decent legal counsel. It's a common first volley to question jurisdiction. The real, and challenging, arguments lie ahead for Sony. That's where they're likely to come up against real resistance. That being said, I don't see this defendant rallying much financial support for a strong legal team.
As to your comment about Sony and piracy, I have no clear idea as to what you're suggesting.
there is no merit to the case. i would walk in the courtroom with a ps3, smash it on the floor and say "you're taking me to court for doing this?" essentially thats what it is, they did what they want with hardware they bought, Geohot released some numbers/letters. i would argue a monkey could write a novel.
i hope sony loses this battle.
I really don't understand why you guys are making fun of this. This whole hacking thing screwed things up for a lot of players. I mean, see what they did to CoD: MW2, and that trophy bullshit.
I really hope Sony will find a way to fix this (even if it means bricking all PS3's with CFW), and I hope they will win this case (but I don't think they will).
Here's another example of where a TOS means absolutely dick all in court.
Well this isn't really news, the process was going to take its course and this particular decision was a dead cert.
He's got a good, strong team with a proven track record defending him pro bono. No need to gather more money, and for all the bad you can say about him, he isn't the sort to try and con money out of people using legal costs as an excuse.
I'm sorry, but as far as I'm aware the PS3 hacking had lead to NO online cheating. Compounding this is that there were cheaters and such months before the PS3 was openly hacked.
They're just using the PS3 being hacked as a scapegoat, and you gamers are eating it up.
You might want to check your facts before letting yourself be lead into a holy war.