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What if after gathering the PayPal records, it proves that GeoHot did not profit from making the hack? Could that backfire on Sony?
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i wonder if he would have done it if he knew that Sony would be this upset with him for doing so...
Yes. As long as these proceedings dont bankrupt him, the publicity is way worth it. There is always some company that will hire a hacker that became well known for whatever he hacked.

TBH, if i was in his position months ago, I wouldve contacted sony and told them he found a way to crack the ps3, and see if they would offer him a job position. If they denied it to him, he wouldnt have been in any worse then he is now.
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Sad to see Sony stooping so low.

Why so butthurt Sony? Take it like a man and maybe pay Geohot to code some real security into your systems.

I remember reading about him when he first started hacking iPhones. Was in the local paper (His home town is about 20 min from me) about how he found a way around Apple chaining the iPhone to AT&T.
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What if after gathering the PayPal records, it proves that GeoHot did not profit from making the hack? Could that backfire on Sony?
Then they'd buy his bank account information from the courts/corrupt judges If that doesn't work, they'll hire someone to falsify transactions
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I mean Sony can do what they are doing, its just that sometimes things like this is a publicity wrecker.
The publics eyes will always watch and see what you will do.
    
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Does this mean I have to tell my mates who own PS3s to keep an eye out for the Sony Secret Police? Just to be safe I mean You can never be too careful.
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Yes. As long as these proceedings dont bankrupt him, the publicity is way worth it. There is always some company that will hire a hacker that became well known for whatever he hacked.

TBH, if i was in his position months ago, I wouldve contacted sony and told them he found a way to crack the ps3, and see if they would offer him a job position. If they denied it to him, he wouldnt have been in any worse then he is now.
Like that wasn't the first option.
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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?
Yeah, I am not sure how this hasn't been brought up. Considering the whole point behind his hack was for 3rd party "apps". Seems like somehow $ony has managed to bypass this whole deal with the console belonging to the person who purchased it to do with as they please. Nor have they been held accountable for removing advertised features that was the reason some bought it, mainly large purchases by companies and government. Greedy damn company. Money will corrupt the weak. Has $ony even stopped to examine how much their spending trying to pursue this against how much they can possibly get from him? I can guarantee they won't break even, not even by a long shot lol. If he committed a crime, jail him. If not, GIVE IT UP YOU BABY!
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Yeah, I am not sure how this hasn't been brought up. Considering the whole point behind his hack was for 3rd party "apps". Seems like somehow $ony has managed to bypass this whole deal with the console belonging to the person who purchased it to do with as they please. Nor have they been held accountable for removing advertised features that was the reason some bought it, mainly large purchases by companies and government. Greedy damn company. Money will corrupt the weak. Has $ony even stopped to examine how much their spending trying to pursue this against how much they can possibly get from him? I can guarantee they won't break even, not even by a long shot lol. If he committed a crime, jail him. If not, GIVE IT UP YOU BABY!
I doubt there's "anything" $ony wants from Geo, there's nothing he can offer them really. This is $ony's attempt at making an example out of him, and setting a precedence which they can use down the line. IMO that's what this is all about.
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I doubt there's "anything" $ony wants from Geo, there's nothing he can offer them really. This is $ony's attempt at making an example out of him, and setting a precedence which they can use down the line. IMO that's what this is all about.
exactly my thoughts.


BTW: i think only pirating software should be illegal, hacking a console... no.

if i wanted to make a flower pot out of my ps3 is only my buissines, not sony's.
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