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Don't make sense. What's the credibility of this article? I can't see it at work.
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Maybe his plea to help fund his legal battle was really just to pay for his little "holiday"......

I don't approve of what Sony is doing, but you can't exactly expect Corporations not to come down like they have. They don't particularly have much of a soul after all.
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well sony......brace yourself for a XXXXstorm of XXXXXX off hackers
    
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Originally Posted by th3l4st0ne View Post
Hell, I hope he get peace out there. It's like if Activision would go berserk and sue everyone that makes no-cd patch and mods without a official editor published by them.
FYI no-cd patches were ruled legal under fair use around the same time as the iPhone jailbreak was deemed legal. (Fair use being that you own a legitimate copy of the game and you are using the no-cd patch to bypass the annoyance of swapping in your disc every time you want to play.)

So no, this would NOT be like if Activision were to sue everyone that has made no-cd patches. Mods without an official editor, yes, as that would be illegally decompiling closed-source software like Geo.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 3/23/11 at 9:51am
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He's running away like a little kid...
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Without jailbreak psp wasnt worth having
they should be grateful
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
I wish Geohot the best. Geohot should stay low and keep things underground.

Sony already bought the courts, so Geohot had no chance.
You are absolutely accurate in your assessment here...

He could make a lot of money on the hacks he could create down there, really, but he would probably end up working for a crime ring who wanted to mass produce stuff, and we all know what kind of people are in organized crime...

Here make this for me and I'll pay you a lot of money... right... 6 weeks later we will hear a story of how he was found in a motel with hookers with needles in his arm, lying dead in his own puke...

No matter where he runs, he needs to get his stuff together man, doing bad only brings about bad, it's not like this is rocket science people...
Edited by _GTech - 3/23/11 at 9:50am
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
All one has to consider is, Sony HAS money, like lots of it to be sure...

So if, and I'm sure they do, want to get this no-name hacker, he is as good as got, or does someone think they wasted their time & $ for nothing?

No, GeoNot is definitely going to get served by Sony...

(Hehe, being a Japanese company, I wonder if they will send corporate ninjas? lolz! / kidding)
No.

Sony executives are not going to risk severe legal consequences themselves by having anything to do with any extra legal action against a nobody. Sony may have some pretty stubborn and stupid ideas about what is in their best economic interest, but not even they are retarded enough to delve into what is blatantly organized crime, especially since there is utterly no way this sort of retaliation could be profitable.

Sony will claim victory and the moral high ground. They will cite GeoHot's flight as evidence of his guilt, the untenability of his legal position, and hail the whole thing as a victory for IP holders everywhere.

They are likely hoping he stays beyond the court's grasp, because it means they don't have to blow millions and millions of dollars persecuting him. Sony knows full well they could never come close to breaking even in court, no matter how favorable the judgment.

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You are absolutely accurate in your assessment here...

He could make a lot of money on the hacks he could create down there, really, but he would probably end up working for a crime ring who wanted to mass produce stuff, and we all know what kind of people are in organized crime...

Here make this for me and I'll pay you a lot of money... right... 6 weeks later we will hear a story of how he was found in a motel with hookers with needles in his arm, lying dead in his own puke...

No matter where he runs, he needs to get his stuff together man, doing bad only brings about bad, it's not like this is rocket science people...
You watch way too many crime/conspiracy dramas.
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You are absolutely accurate in your assessment here...

He could make a lot of money on the hacks he could create down there, really, but he would probably end up working for a crime ring who wanted to mass produce stuff, and we all know what kind of people are in organized crime...

Here make this for me and I'll pay you a lot of money... right... 6 weeks later we will hear a story of how he was found in a motel with hookers with needles in his arm, lying dead in his own puke...

No matter where he runs, he needs to get his stuff together man, doing bad only brings about bad, it's not like this is rocket science people...
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He's running away like a little kid...
Not really, he stood his grounds long enough and fought back. But Sony can pay off judges and the court system, that's no problem. He also had no back support but him.

He ran to South America, now I bet he will lay low for awhile and maybe respond to a few hacking security firms while down there and see if they can get him out of trouble.

I know that sounds like a Bourne movie, But some company wants this guy as a employee, some big $$$ IT company or security firm will find him or he will find them.

just my 2cent
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