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[TC] Sony Granted 2yr of PayPal Records

post #1 of 77
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Interesting, concerning development.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/03/16...aypal-records/

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A new request from Sony has been granted that is, well, not quite as heinous as the last one, but is still troubling and overreaching. They want his PayPal records for all of 2009, 2010, and January of 2011. Because that whole period is relevant to a hack he worked out less than three months ago, right?
If you were wondering why, here is an explanation.

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The information sought is part of a jurisdictional argument over whether Sony must sue Hotz in his home state of New Jersey rather than in San Francisco, where Sony would prefer.

Regarding the PayPal account, Sony claims Hotz has accepted monetary donations for the hack from people residing in Northern California — an argument that, if true, might make San Francisco a proper venue for the litigation.

Edited by Xyxyll - 3/16/11 at 8:42pm
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post #2 of 77
They just want to hurt him as much as they can while they're at it.
    
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post #3 of 77
dub teh eff mate? Tsk tsk tsk Sony...
post #4 of 77
makes me wanna sell my PS3...
post #5 of 77
Im all for taking the kid to the cleaners because hes an arrogant ......

however, that said, what the heck could they possible need two years of financials for... what does that even have to do with this?
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Another reason why sony should be $ony.
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post #7 of 77
Very KGB like of Sony.

But since Sony has set themselves so low, I am not surprised.
post #8 of 77
Sigh another ultra biased article. They really need to leave their opinions out of the writing.

Anyways, going back that far is justifiable because he could have received funds to develop the hack, not just afterwords. I think getting his bank account would be going too far, but paypal seems reasonable.
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post #9 of 77
Didn't Apple challenge jail breaking on their devices and lose? I thought the US Government said that once the end user has purchased the device, they have a right to do with it what they want. Im going to have to look that up...

Edit:

Never mind, apparently it was specifically the act of jailbreaking to allow 3rd party apps to run. Interesting though, couldn't the same thing be said of the Playstation 3?
Edited by bioniccrackmonk - 3/16/11 at 8:03pm
post #10 of 77
i wonder if he would have done it if he knew that Sony would be this upset with him for doing so...
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