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The little guys never win, I think Geohot will lose this lawsuit as rediculous is it sounds. But the hard part is done, other hackers will release stuff through more anonymous methods, Sony has already lost.
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post #52 of 169
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;11981836 
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Not quite sure how this constitues as copyright infringement but hey.

Quite simple actually. He released Sony's code, not his own, without permission. Textbook case of infringement. Also it enables pirated games to work. Once again, copyright infringement.
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Quite simple actually. He released Sony's code, not his own, without permission. Textbook case of infringement. Also it enables pirated games to work. Once again, copyright infringement.

Nothing they have done has directly enabled pirated games to work. They have stated over and over again this is not possible and on all the forums I have yet to find a way to get "pirated" games to work. Furthermore they can do whatever they want to their PS3's firmware wise because they own it, the only thing they are going against is the Sony TOS which is by far not a document of law.
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Quite simple actually. He released Sony's code, not his own, without permission. Textbook case of infringement. Also it enables pirated games to work. Once again, copyright infringement.

I agree with the first part, and thank you for bringing that to my attention.

But i don't think the second has much ground for a a legal battle. All they have done is "enable copyright infringement". That's not copyright infringement (although i do think it's morally wrong and stupid)
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire;11982020 
Quite simple actually. He released Sony's code, not his own, without permission. Textbook case of infringement. Also it enables pirated games to work. Once again, copyright infringement.

right, and when someone breaks into your home with a hammer, you should def try and sue the hardware store.

Also, you can't possibly tell you think of that code as intellectual property, that's ludicrous.
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right, and when someone breaks into your home with a hammer, you should def try and sue the hardware store.

Also, you can't possibly tell you think of that code as intellectual property, that's ludicrous.

They used Sony's copyrighted code as part of their hack and released it into the public. Is that not copyright infringement? Sony own the copyright to what they wrote, that means no one else has the right to re-produce it or sell/distribute it.
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They mad, though on a serious note I'm really tired of all these big console companies raging at people who try to make the most out of what THEY BOUGHT.
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They mad, though on a serious note I'm really tired of all these big console companies raging at people who try to make the most out of what THEY BOUGHT.

I don't think Sony really care about people running their own software, they are just trying to quell the piracy part of that deal.
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I really think thats just a ploy, same with microsofts mass banning they dont like people running things that they didn't buy from them ie software NOT the video games which I guess would still be software but I'm referring to different Operating systems and the ability to play homemade games and what not.
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Originally Posted by Darkapoc;11982275 
I really think thats just a ploy, same with microsofts mass banning they dont like people running things that they didn't buy from them ie software NOT the video games which I guess would still be software but I'm referring to different Operating systems and the ability to play homemade games and what not.

Sony doesn't really care what people run on the console, because hey, you still have to buy the console. But, Sony make a lot of money of games sales and that's what they want to protect. Remember for quite a few years the actual console hardware was a loss leader and games the only profitable avenue, so it really is important to them,
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