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My response was more to the lines that not every company will try to ruin you if you hack their products.
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My response was more to the lines that not every company will try to ruin you if you hack their products.
Since phone jailbreaks are now legal since like July 2010, Microsoft has no reason nor even the right to bring someone to court over it especially since WP7 launched after that exemption in copyright law. All they can do is patch and patch security holes and try to lower the jailbreak numbers. By the looks of it, Microsoft is coming to terms with the developers of ChevronWP7. My guess is Microsoft may want to strike a deal with them and maybe release an official app that jailbreaks WP7 for a small cost, and giving some of the revenue to the developer.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 2/14/11 at 1:50pm
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;p this guy is really really to white to be singing like that..........
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"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
Uhm I'm pretty sure you need to jailbreak your iphone to use Installous or enable syncing of cracked apps. You can't pirate apps without jailbreaking, therefore your point is moot.

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Bet you that PS3 box behind him was from jailbreaked PS3.
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YES, companies do hire hackers to help them find security holes in their software. Geo first hacked the PS3, released the tools online, while at the same time telling Sony "lulz hire me?" You honestly think a company would hire someone that just released their security hole worldwide? Had Geo approached Sony BEFORE releasing the hack, and said "Sony, I found a major security hole in the PS3 that allows this and this. I am willing to work with you to patch this security hole before others discover it," Sony MORE THAN LIKELY would have hired him.
Pftt, i so wouldn't have done this.

How exactly would one have approached Sony? Ring their helpline?

"Oh hi yeah i've managed to hack my PS3"

Sony employee: "Have you tried turning it on and off?"


Even if they had listened, whats to stop them from kicking him out on the street once it's been resolved? (Perhaps giving him a T-shirt as a goodbye present)

He uploaded it, got the publicity, now sony must choose their moves carefully as everyone is watching - I'd have done the same thing as Geo.

However, i wouldn't be an attention whore about it like he is with this video, which frankly is nothing impressive. I'm starting to find him really immature and annoying.
Edited by Thingamajig - 2/14/11 at 2:43pm
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SEA took PS2 emulation and OtherOS features away from PS3s, being the greedy corporate bastards that they are.
Even though SEA deserved what Geohot delivered, I would have kept my mouth shut throughout the whole legal process.
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Pretty decent actually..

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I support his endeavors, but he is quite the attention whore and very annoying.
He's an attention whore? He's up against a huge corporation... he needs it.
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Lol I just though of something, what if sony response in there own rap video with girls and drinks in the or showing how they deal with sucker(hackers).
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Uhm I'm pretty sure you need to jailbreak your iphone to use Installous or enable syncing of cracked apps. You can't pirate apps without jailbreaking, therefore your point is moot.

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Nah, you don't. There's BEEN a "black market" app store for years; just like there is for Android.

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Pftt, i so wouldn't have done this.

How exactly would one have approached Sony? Ring their helpline?

"Oh hi yeah i've managed to hack my PS3"

Sony employee: "Have you tried turning it on and off?"

Even if they had listened, whats to stop them from kicking him out on the street once it's been resolved? (Perhaps giving him a T-shirt as a goodbye present)

He uploaded it, got the publicity, now sony must choose their moves carefully as everyone is watching - I'd have done the same thing as Geo.

However, i wouldn't be an attention whore about it like he is with this video, which frankly is nothing impressive. I'm starting to find him really immature and annoying.
To put it in one word: Contract. And thank you for at least agreeing that he is being an idiot.

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SEA took PS2 emulation and OtherOS features away from PS3s, being the greedy corporate bastards that they are.
Even though SEA deserved what Geohot delivered, I would have kept my mouth shut throughout the whole legal process.
Yea, I'm sorry that Sony is SOOOOO SOOO greedy, that they sold a few million units with PS2 emulation at cost, and then just HAD to find a way to lower their production costs. Since the majority of PS3 owners clearly weren't playing PS2 games anyways, they decided to cut out the PS2 emulation to lower their production costs, which STILL left them at selling the PS3 at cost. And then if Sony had sold the PS3 for $600, you'd all be b****ing that they're so greedy with their prices. There's just no winning with morons as your customers.
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