Sony vs. Geohot

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Sony vs. Geohot by Gh0sti at 1:59 AM (5,773 Views / 0 Likes) 51 replies

  1. Gh0sti
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    as of 01/11/2011 Sony is officially fed up against the hacker George Hotz aka "Geohot"

    Sony is now suing Geohot for jailbreaking and giving out the keys to the PS3

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/f6/sony-mib-te...rge-hotz-75467/

    wow seriously

    here is the Clerk Notice

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/attachments/f6...erks-notice-pdf
     


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    Sony overeacting.

    Bad, bad decision.

    Lawsuit against Geohot and the ability to remotely explode your PS3?

    We´re not gonna take it.
     
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    well geohotz did state a week ago in the BBC article he was afraid of sony suing him
     
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    he should open up level 2 just to spite them now
     
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    lv2 can already be patched and people even have distributed CFW with peek and poke the problem is sony did something to lv2 in 3.55 which is why you have to open up lv1
     
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    oh it's on now there will be retaliation! [​IMG]
     
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    this

    i wonder if this will impact geohot's activity in the ps3 scene
     
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    aww he's removed the root keys/links to his cfw files from his site [​IMG] (should've snagged them when I had the chance, not that I would've installed it anyway)
     
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    So it begins. [​IMG]

    If Sony indeed does have a killswitch for any Jailbroken Ps3. then they're in for a real shit storm [​IMG]

    Edit:oops.
     
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    Shit. Is. Going. Down.
     
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    "6. 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(7)(B) – Intent to Extort
    Finally, SCEA will likely prevail on its claim under §1030(a)(7)(B), which prohibits
    “intent to extort from any person any money or other thing of value” by threatening “to obtain
    information from a protected computer without authorization or in excess of authorization or
    to impair the confidentiality of information obtained from a protected computer without
    authorization or by exceeding authorized access.” Hotz violated this provision when, in the
    same post in which the published SCEA’s Keys, he attempted to obtain from SCEA “a thing
    of value” in the form of employment:[
    b] “if you want your next console to be secure, get in touch
    with me[/b].” Bricker Decl. at ¶22, Exh. U.
    To prevent further harm to SCEA, the Court should immediately enjoin Defendants’
    unauthorized access of the PS3 System"
     
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    Where do you get that nonsense? Your source? oh wait your first post and its this.

    My troll senses are tingling.
     
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    Apparently numbers are illegal now.
     
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    I suppose sony's claim is that its their intellectual property and the reliability of their brand(to developers) that is at stake here. Although they really botched their security.
     
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    Egohotz is screwed then, or maybe not, he used lawyer up.
     
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    They're not getting him for just posting the keys, please read the documents if you want to participate in the discussion.

    Shit. They got him on bypassing TPMs, too

    I'm no longer certain that he's going to come out even relatively safe. >>;
     
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    So I guess he didn't get the job.
     
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    well I suppose Egohotz is a better name to describe him.
     
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    There are sueing fail0verflow members too.
     
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    source?
     
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