Originally Posted by Smoblikat
Another reason why sony should be $ony.
Another reason we need more soup kitchens.
That is ridiculous. Sony is a business
, not a charity case. If you had any idea how much work, time, money it takes to design, create, publish, and distribute their content then maybe - just maybe
- you might understand the concept of protecting your hard work.
Originally Posted by Crazy9000
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.
This. The paypal situation has been a big role in the decision from the beginning, so it isn't "too far" to get their information.
Not to mention, the courts wouldn't let someone go "too far" with anything. Every decision is based on something, it isn't granted just because they requested it. Please, everyone, give up this "corrupt judges" bull. Until you can prove the judges are corrupt, don't bother saying it.
Originally Posted by bioniccrackmonk
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...
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?
No. It was specifically for wireless telephone handsets. Plus, Geo didn't just simply "jailbreak". He isn't being sued for "jailbreaking", he went way further.