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post #131 of 206
This will stop nothing lol. Welldone Sony for wasting your time lol.
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I find it funny how people side with the multi-national corporation that is telling people they don't own their hardware they bought with their own money.
Well, I mean, sure you bought it, and I see no problem doing what you want with it, as long as you don't do that to play games/watch movies for free, that was meant to be payed for. That's just piracy like anything else like it.

Making your PSP fold, installing linux on stuff, sure go ahead, you're not stealing anything that way.
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post #133 of 206
what country is he from?
laugh if he moved to china. then there is no way sony can get him
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Back up hard drives, reformat installed hard drives, give to Sony.
lmao! make backup then Purge the originals then give them to sony xD
    
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post #134 of 206
Very disturbing that the courts are allowing this to happen.

If I were him id pick up an old pc and give them that or if I really had to give up my original pc, id open up the hard drives and remove the platters lol
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post #135 of 206
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Guess it would only be right that a thread full of people who approve of hacking and distribution would also approve of tampering with physical evidence which is a felony.
Tampering only applies to criminal cases AFAIK. This is a civil matter.
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This is a good move on sony's part, if you think on it. Any and all future incursions with ps3 hacking will now be blamed on him.

I dont think sony is doing this to make a profit, as he will never willingly pay it up or even be able to, but more to make a martyr out of him to show as an example to future problem child's.

I can care less either way, just a thought though
Question:

Do you blame the man who invented the sword for the crusades?
What about the people in the Manhattan project with the murder of two entire cities?

Sony is pursuing this in the name of prevent piracy, whet they have no right. Sure, the 'hack' he found can allow piracy, but our society [until now] pursues the one who actually commits the crime, not the one who provides the opportunity to commit the crime [except in some situations].
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Anyway, I don't understand why they have a right to his equipment when jailbreaks are legitimate.
Exactly. Breaking copyrighted software in order to increase the functionality of a device that you bought with your own money is legal. Sony is just on a power trip.

If the USA has any hope as a nation by the people for the people, this won't stand for long. If, however, Sony ends up the winner at the end of the day, I'll be moving to Mexico.
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Well, I mean, sure you bought it, and I see no problem doing what you want with it, as long as you don't do that to play games/watch movies for free, that was meant to be payed for. That's just piracy like anything else like it.

Making your PSP fold, installing linux on stuff, sure go ahead, you're not stealing anything that way.
And thats all GeoHot wanted to do, regain functionality that Sony removed. His intention was not to make the PS3 capable of piracy, it is simply a side effect of freeing a device to run software that Sony does not approve of. Much like firearms.
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And thats all GeoHot wanted to do, regain functionality that Sony removed. His intention was not to make the PS3 capable of piracy, it is simply a side effect of freeing a device to run software that Sony does not approve of. Much like firearms.
Exactly, so while I don't think this is okay, I can see sony having an easier time taking him down, than catching every single person pirating games. Not that this will help I guess, the hack is out there. So, yeah, I think it's more making a statement than anything else, showing they wont sit idle.
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It says spreading word on the web, he can easily tell someone in real life, and that guy will post the information.
   
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It says spreading word on the web, he can easily tell someone in real life, and that guy will post the information.
Indeed, one would guess he has friends who can post this stuff while staying as anonymous as possible.
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They can't really prove what computer he used to make and distribute the hack. Build a quick comp and give it to them.
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