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I'm confused, how would it be even remotely fair in a court of law for geo to give his stuff to sony, wouldn't he have to give it to someone in the judicial system (or whatever middle man) to get it inspected/analysed? No clue how this stuff works lol, seems ridiculous to me, for a defendant to give full (unattended?)access to the accusing company, to do what "they find" is right.
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he should just 0 his drives and install me on his pc, have fun sony have fun
I'm pretty sure that judges bar him from removing data from his computers until the trial is over. Or they have already confiscated it, but not yet turned it over for inspection.

It would be pretty nice though, to turn over a freshly erased drive.

"You'll need to get a machine with an OS before you try to recover any data, I accidentally AKD'd them all yesterday by total accident, accidentally"
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How is this happening? Sony is actually winning?
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I'm pretty sure that judges bar him from removing data from his computers until the trial is over. Or they have already confiscated it, but not yet turned it over for inspection.

It would be pretty nice though, to turn over a freshly erased drive.

"You'll need to get a machine with an OS before you try to recover any data, I accidentally AKD'd them all yesterday by total accident, accidentally"
That's called obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, failure to comply with a court order, contempt of court...and can be rewarded with jail time. Probably not a great idea. And for you geniuses that suggest putting all kinds of horrifying things on his computer, are you trying to get someone in even more trouble? Anything on that system is going to project as ownership. I swear sometimes it's like 3rd grade recess in here.
Edited by zooterboy - 2/14/11 at 11:12am
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They wouldn't do this if hackers would just back the hell away.
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Probably not a great idea. And for you geniuses that suggest putting all kinds of horrifying things on his computer, are you trying to get someone in even more trouble? Anything on that system is going to project as ownership. I swear sometimes it's like 3rd grade recess in here.
I said the judge probably barred him from removal, I wasn't being serious.

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How is this happening? Sony is actually winning?
Not really.
Sony just gets to look at basically the stuff they made themselves that he simply edited which you can probably find online as it is. I can't image GeoHot having something that Sony or anyone else has or knows already.

Not to mention, Sony still doesn't know anyone else's real identity as far as I'm aware other than Geo. So they've been fighting a loosing battle since the beginning. You can't possibly fight an enemy that technically doesn't exist unless you find out.
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I'm still confused as to why sony cares so damn much...

If people spend $400 on their damn console, it's theirs, let them do what they please. If the results end well for the hackers, more people will buy the console, and they will make more money. If they are dicks, like they are being, it's going to cut into their business.

Just let it slide... Don't see Microsoft suing over hacked xbox's, yes, they ban people online, but thats a risk. Nintendo hasn't sued anybody yet for it. Sony is burning bridges here.
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Its called formatting. I wouldve formatted, or threw away those harddrives long ago.

If i was him i wouldve handed them off to a friend so they could be uploaded and shared later even.

Also he could just encrypt it then hand it over, theres no way theyd be able to break an encryption on a hard drive in a decent amount of time.
Edited by Spunkybd - 2/18/11 at 1:01pm
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I'm still confused as to why sony cares so damn much...

If people spend $400 on their damn console, it's theirs, let them do what they please. If the results end well for the hackers, more people will buy the console, and they will make more money. If they are dicks, like they are being, it's going to cut into their business.

Just let it slide... Don't see Microsoft suing over hacked xbox's, yes, they ban people online, but thats a risk. Nintendo hasn't sued anybody yet for it. Sony is burning bridges here.
While yes, it cuts into business they're just trying to make a statement to keep business. If Sony chose not to hunt down GeoHot and those who "broke the code" - publishers, investors, and developers would basically be like "So, you're going to sit back and do nothing about this other then pass out a bunch of bans?". Similar situation happened with the PSP to an extent.

MS and Nintendo have sued and chased plenty off for hacking their system. People who make "mod chips" that make JTAGs and modding Wii's so simple - monkeys can do it - have been hunted down to an extent.
You can't buy Wiikeys in the US legally because Nintendo banned it from sales for example. You have to buy that either from UK or China sales. And because there wasn't just one guy who stuck their neck out for it in public, and the extent of damage that they've done, like GeoHot has - it hasn't been severe. Modchips and JTAGs are just running unsigned code. That's completely different and of a whole new level of running signed code. That is the major difference that everyone is making a big poo out of.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 2/18/11 at 1:13pm
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