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We can banter over this all night gentlemen.. The fact is the damage is done.


And IMO , Geohot shouldn't have released it. He should have used the info to attain a job with Sony...
*Winces* Oooooh....corporate blackmail. Then his hindquarters would have been strung up by the toes. Especially against "the man" that is Sony.

Man i'm glad i didnt pay full price for that darned PS3 brand new, because i'm about to just say SCREW IT and sell it for full price!

The leap year mess up was funny...now this is just plain "Salem".
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post #62 of 70
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Well, in that context telling others isn't bad, but the fact that they'll use the info to hack is wrong as it's against Sony's own rules. Freedom of speech has nothing to do with that.
How is this any different than someone explaining how to pick a lock on Youtube?

I think the suing nonsense is BS and Sony has stepped beyond legal boundaries (how I do not understand), but I do think Sony has the right to specify who can use their PSN services. Jailbreaking the PS3? Sure go ahead. Just don't be hacking my MW2 lobby as I don't like to play with cheaters.
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How is this any different than someone explaining how to pick a lock on Youtube?
LOL. WERD. Very good point.
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post #64 of 70
They are allowed to ask, Google just doesn't have to give them anything.
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Ask? They were sounding like they were more of the "i'm entitled to this info"-demand type.
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The big question here is how bad does Sony want this. It seems these days that people can just keep appealing until they find a judge that will eventually side with them.

I see this as a fear monger tactic in that they just want to show people that if the hack/crack their devices that they are not safe. Either that or they are just butthurt that they got hacked in the first place and are looking to recover their PS-Peen.
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How is this any different than someone explaining how to pick a lock on Youtube?

I think the suing nonsense is BS and Sony has stepped beyond legal boundaries (how I do not understand), but I do think Sony has the right to specify who can use their PSN services. Jailbreaking the PS3? Sure go ahead. Just don't be hacking my MW2 lobby as I don't like to play with cheaters.
You're not violating any copyrights when you pick a lock.

You can't have it both ways. If the jailberak becomes legal, you can say goodbye to the mostly cheat-free experience of online PS3 games.
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You're not violating any copyrights when you pick a lock.

You can't have it both ways. If the jailberak becomes legal, you can say goodbye to the mostly cheat-free experience of online PS3 games.
If PS3 jailbreak becomes legal, then Sony will simply employ its rootkit and keep jailbroken PS3s from signing into PSN. Even if hackers find ways to go around the rootkit, there's nothing stopping Sony from flipping a switch again and everyone has to update to a new rootkit. Unlike the PS3 hardware, Sony has ultimate control over PSN (and exclusive rights to judging who will or will not use it).

Of course I say this and Sony is still dicking around and paying little/no attention to the rampant cheating still going on in their games.
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Hearing about all this really makes me hate Sony. Yet I still want to buy a PS3.

Conflict...
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Can we assume that Sony are going to give up on the PS4 as their childish tantrum isn't getting them anywhere?
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