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GeoHot is an arrogant *******, but it is getting him attention. And Sony can't really punish him more because he released a stupid rap video, so I say it was worth a shot by GeoHot.
Judges don't have a lot of pity on people who don't take their situations seriously.

This could easily be seen as such.
    
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I don't see why people are hating on sony... They are doing what they have to do.

Any other company would do the same if in the same position.

Ohh really?

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Civil case = A SURE JUDGMENT AGAINST HIM...

The boy doesn't even have a prayer in Civil Court against Sony, not even...

Being flagrant about it will only have Sony wanting to do more damage to him...

He should cease & desist, instead his mouth is calling for blows....

Sony will not only kill him in Civil court but they will also ostracize the poor kid from the professional world, like forever...

With a mark against you for hacking, your professional career is finished...

In debt up to his eyeballs, his credit will be ruined forever, and he won't be able to get a professional job... That's what I call ostracized from the game....

It's sad that corporations have this much power, and maybe Sony is going out of their way to make this kid an example of how they won't tolerate people tampering with their machines in any way, nevertheless, the kid ought to quit before things get even more ugly...

If I was this kid I'd just shut up and take it like a man, because to be honest, there is nothing he can do.... No amount of Fans for this kid is going to help him in court..
Security companies are probably wanting to get their hands on him. He would be an asset to have.

Edit: Should have consolidated the posts but meh.
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Ohh really?

... A shirt... really? That's your response?

http://news.techworld.com/operating-...getDynamicPage

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/...-jailbreaking/
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Tomorrow: Sony demand the IP addresses of the people that watched GeoHot's rap.
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i wonder if that guys got a girlfriend lol
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Well, if they didn't charge $60 a pop for crappy gameplay on outdated hardware, they might have had a point. But really, Sony was "asking for it"

Besides here is what the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office had to say about jailbreaking the iPhone:

"the activity of an iPhone owner who modifies his or her iPhone's firmware/operating system in order to make it interoperable with an application that Apple has not approved, but that the iPhone owner wishes to run on the iPhone, fits comfortably within the four corners of fair use."

replace "iPhone" with PS3 and "Apple" with Sony and you're not changing anything.
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Judges don't have a lot of pity on people who don't take their situations seriously.

This could easily be seen as such.
Very very true. But Sony is wanting to sue GeoHot for more money than he will ever have, so a judge taking pity on GeoHot may have been much help? Also I doubt either side will show this video, it will merely be a potential 'Exhibit' so a judge would probably not see this.

I dunno, we will see if this all shakes out. Sony only wants to sue him in California and as GeoHot said "you'll face me in the northeast" so this lawsuit end up differently once it gets going.
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Well, if they didn't charge $60 a pop for crappy gameplay on outdated hardware, they might have had a point. But really, Sony was "asking for it"

Besides here is what the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office had to say about jailbreaking the iPhone:

"the activity of an iPhone owner who modifies his or her iPhone's firmware/operating system in order to make it interoperable with an application that Apple has not approved, but that the iPhone owner wishes to run on the iPhone, fits comfortably within the four corners of fair use."

replace "iPhone" with PS3 and "Apple" with Sony and you're not changing anything.
Exactly my thought. What differentiates jailibreaking an iPhone/iPod and jailbreaking a PS3? Both allow you to install apps that are otherwise not approved by the manufacturer.

Don't give me the argument that Apple does not make any additional profit after the sale of the hardware and that Sony relies on after-hardware-sale profits to sustain itself. Apple makes a TON of money off the App Store. Therefore that argument is moot.

Give me another major difference
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Exactly my thought. What differentiates jailibreaking an iPhone/iPod and jailbreaking a PS3? Both allow you to install apps that are otherwise not approved by the manufacturer.

Don't give me the argument that Apple does not make any additional profit after the sale of the hardware and that Sony relies on after-hardware-sale profits to sustain itself. Apple makes a TON of money off the App Store. Therefore that argument is moot.

Give me another major difference
"There is no basis for copyright law to assist Apple in protecting its restrictive business model" unlike PS3's state of having hundreds of copyrighted game titles by different developers at a huge risk of being pirated. In other words, the iPhone jailbreak allows you to install third party created apps. It does not open the ability to pirate apps that are already on the app store like the PS3 "jailbreak" allows pirated games to be played. Without jailbreaking an iPhone, you can still just as easily pirate the apps that cost money. Jailbreaking the iPhone doesn't make it any easier to do so. This makes me wonder; why haven't the developers stepped into this battle? Activision, where are you?

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/us-...ry?id=11254253
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