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[Engadget]Sony Orders Restraining Order on Geohot, fail0verflow for PS3 exploits

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We knew Sony would be non-plussed about the PlayStation 3 jailbreak, and now we have a better idea as to the full extent of its anger. The company has filed suit against George "Geohot" Hotz, the "hacking group" fail0verflow (Hector Cantero, Sven Peter, "Bushing," and "Segher"), and numerous John / Jane Does over the exploit and its release.
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Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 1/11/11 at 7:02pm
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Damm son was not seeing that come.
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They can huff and puff and storm around but the cat is out of the bag.
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Didnt the library of congress decree that consumers can basically alter any electronic device they own? Or does that not apply to consoles? This sort of thing really just emboldens hackers...

Did they make this kind of stink about it when the PSP was hacked how many moons ago?
 
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Sony has no case whatsoever, but they can still try and hurt the guy through the legal process (legal fees, etc).
Oh, I would love to see him counter sue for personal damages as a result of this ordeal and make big bank.

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Update: Nilay here -- let's take a look at what's going on. This isn't a "lawsuit" in the traditional sense, since Sony hasn't filed a complaint for copyright infringement or whatever against Geohot and friends. Instead, the company appears to be trying to shove the genie back in the bottle and have the jailbreak and any information about the jailbreak removed from the web by filing a temporary restraining order.
Well, that changes things.
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Didnt the library of congress decree that consumers can basically alter any electronic device they own? Or does that not apply to consoles? This sort of thing really just emboldens hackers...

Did they make this kind of stink about it when the PSP was hacked how many moons ago?
Key word being alter I think. You're not technically altering the PS3s in many cases with the signed keys I guess they're trying to play? I don't get it myself. Perhaps Sony will find a loophole with this. I doubt it'll stick but.....
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I literally choked on my lol right now...

WOW! Butthurt much. Sony i'm disappoint.
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sony actually thinks they have a chance.... what they only say is if you modify the electronic, it will void the warranty.(so logicaly they know people will modify the console)every electronic device has been jailbroken or modified so why would Geohot get sued for something thousands of people have been doing for years?
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Sony have lost the plot. It was a matter of time before the hacks came out, and they can just instant ban anyone trying to play online with cracked games. it's not hard. it's near on impossible to control a console that isnt connected to the internet and running cracked firmware, but that was always going to happen, and playing singleplayer cracked games isn't going to affect anyone online..

Sony, stop sueing people, and put some decent DRM on your PS3, steam style
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Sony, stop sueing people, and put some decent DRM on your PS3, steam style
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