He didn't sign up to psn! There maybe a eula I dont know what that entails, but whos to say he didnt crack past the EULA? untill they can prove he signed up for anything then they have no case. They are trying to prove he bought a ps3 with no receipt and they have an ip address linked to a psn
account near his home.
If you have proof he has a psn account please contact Sony, they could use it.
Prove it. Sony is trying really hard to... but can't.
Read the article. Laws differ from state-to-state and country-to-country.
So.... under which jursidication did he break the law (if there was a law against his action)?
On January 12, 2011, Hotz submitted a declaration to the Court (Docket No. 19-1) in which he made unequivocal statements on a number of topics. However, when it came to discussing the PSN account, Hotz equivocated, stating: â€œTo the best of my knowledge and belief, I do not have a PlayStation Network account.â€ Hotz also provided interrogatory responses that he has refused to verify, stating that he has not accessed the PSN. Bricker Decl. Â¶4.Hotz identified four PS3 Systems in his possession. Bricker Decl., Â¶4, Exh. C. He explained that he had purchased one of these consoles new in February 2010 and provided the serial number for that console. Id. SCEA used that serial number to determine that on February 25, 2010, Hotz purchased the PS3 System at a Gamestop store just miles from his home. Law Decl., Â¶6; Bricker Decl., Â¶6, Exh. E. SCEAâ€™s records show that the same PS3 System was used on March 10, 2010 to create a PSN account under the user name â€œblickmanic.â€ Law Decl., Â¶6, Exh. A. The IP address associated with the registration is located in Glen Rock, New Jersey, where Hotz lives. Then, more evidence regarding his PSN account was discovered:
Hotzâ€™s ownership of the â€œblickmanicâ€ account is further supported by the fact that an Internet search of the user name â€œblickmanicâ€ reveals a posting discussing the jailbreaking of cellular phones â€“ Hotzâ€™s original â€œclaim to fame.â€ Bricker Decl., Â¶7, Exh. F (â€œJust curious what people would pay for exclusive rights to this solution. [Motorola] Tracfone W175g unlocked and debranded. PM me.â€) As discussed above, to create his PSN account, Hotz was required to first agree to the terms of the PSN User Agreement and thus he is clearly subject to personal jurisdiction in California. It is well established that a valid and enforceable forum selection clause operates as consent to personal jurisdiction in a designated forum.