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Originally Posted by Masked View Post
Being limited from using a product for life and having this on your record for the rest of your life...

Absolutely that's a loss.

Imagine what happens next time he gets caught hacking...
We just have to wait to see what was settled on. Also what sony products are so exclusive that only they make them speaking in general tvs, cell phones, gaming consoles, etc... that Geo Hot could buy another brand and problem solve. He still lost if it stays on his record but other than that there is nothing.
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post #72 of 196
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This. So much this.

GeoHot will have this on his permanant record. Good luck landing a job with that kind of background check other than McDonalds.

His MO was to hack the PS3, and to keep doing so. Now that he's agreed to Sony's wishes, it means he's barred from ever doing it again. If he does, guess what, it becomes a criminal matter and not one of civil. Jailtime for offenses like that are what? 20 years? You think GeoHot is stupid enough to risk that for a little more street cred? Hah.
Does anyone here know how this works or is everyone talking out there ass...THERE IS NOTHING ON HIS RECORD, HE BROKE NO LAW. He can do it again, but there are rules in place, where if he does he can be sued again, or has to pay fines if caught...NONE OF THIS INVOLVES JAILTIME, get you **** straight before you post and make it look like your a dumbass.
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haha...win lol
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Originally Posted by geohot.com
What if SCEA tries to settle?
Lets just say, I want the settlement terms to include OtherOS on all PS3s and an apology on the PlayStation blog for ever removing it. It'd be good PR for Sony too, lord knows they could use it. I'm also willing to accept a trade, a legit path to homebrew for knowledge of how to stop new firmwares from being decrypted.
Wow, he really did win </sarcasm>
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Wow, he really did win </sarcasm>
Words will never describe how awesome your post was.

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Donate to help you? You're the reason I can't play Modern Warfare now…
No, I'm not. Kakaroto explains this really well here. I have never played PS3 online ever. Frankly I'm amazed by the apparent ease with which these cheats were created, security 101, why is the security in the client anyway? I had no idea this would happen, and am in full support of the cheaters being permabanned from PSN.
Oh lord... he can't look at me with a straight face and say that. This kid is more of a joke than I ever imagined.

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Why isn't SCEA trying to settle?
RAGE RAGE RAGE RAGE RAGE...THEY POINTED OUT OUR SECURITY FLAWS...IM SO MADDDDDDDD...WAHHHHHH
I'd like to rephrase: This kid doesn't have the ability to look at anyone with a straight face.
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Does anyone here know how this works or is everyone talking out there ass...THERE IS NOTHING ON HIS RECORD, HE BROKE NO LAW. He can do it again, but there are rules in place, where if he does he can be sued again, or has to pay fines if caught...NONE OF THIS INVOLVES JAILTIME, get you **** straight before you post and make it look like your a dumbass.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settlement_(litigation)

Perhaps you should calm down and quit calling people names, and perhaps it's YOU who should read up on the law. It will be on his record (not as a criminal matter and no judgement against for being guilty) as if he does breach the terms of the settlement, it can go to trial and the fact that there was a settlement will be brought to the Court's attention. Just because he's not "guilty" doesn't mean there won't be a record of it.
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SCEA’s purported Justifications for Removal were False

159.SCEA suggested initially that the removal of the “Other OS” function from the “fat” models in April 2010 was for security and intellectual property reasons.

160.On its website, SCEA wrote: Why did you delete the “Other OS” feature?

A. To protect the intellectual property of the content offered on the PS3 system as well as to provide a more secure system for those users who are enjoying games and other entertainment content on the PS3 system, we have decided to delete the feature to address security vulnerabilities of the system.
161.This statement is a fabrication. SCEA gave these reasons as a pretext so that it could attempt to argue that the Warranty, SSLA, and/or TOS allowed for the removal of the “Other OS” feature. In reality, SCEI and SCEA removed this feature because it was expensive to maintain (as they previously admitted when the feature was removed from the “slim” models – but which they conveniently removed from SCEA’s website); they were losing money on every PS3 unit sold (due to poor decisions in the planning and design of the Cell chip as noted above and given the PS3’s extra features); SCEA needed to promote and sell games to make their money back on the loss-leading PS3 consoles (and there was no profit in users utilizing the computer functions of the PS3); and IBM wanted to sell its expensive servers utilizing the Cell processor (users could cluster PS3s for the same purposes much less expensively).
162.SCEA has never revealed how its “intellectual property” would be unprotected through the use of Linux on the PS3. Moreover, the utilization of Linux did not make the PS3 less “secure.”

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...10310172538157

Geohot played this card.
post #78 of 196
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settlement_(litigation)

Perhaps you should calm down and quit calling people names, and perhaps it's YOU who should read up on the law. It will be on his record (not as a criminal matter and no judgement against for being guilty) as if he does breach the terms of the settlement, it can go to trial and the fact that there was a settlement will be brought to the Court's attention. Just because he's not "guilty" doesn't mean there won't be a record of it.
Broken link BTW

I didnt call anyone names at all so dont get your panties in a bunch. It will appear on his credit report as a public record, thats it. no background check will show anythin about this EXCEPT there is a Public record filed on his CREDIT report. It will not show any iinformation about it anywhere else. And he wasnt "not guilty" nothing was ever filed in the way of a criminal case.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settlement_(litigation)

Perhaps you should calm down and quit calling people names, and perhaps it's YOU who should read up on the law. It will be on his record (not as a criminal matter and no judgement against for being guilty) as if he does breach the terms of the settlement, it can go to trial and the fact that there was a settlement will be brought to the Court's attention. Just because he's not "guilty" doesn't mean there won't be a record of it.
This. I was about to do a similar post.

The charges weren't dropped, there was a settlement. If one party breaches the settlement, then they can be taken back to court.

Geohot cannot afford to continue to be in and out of court.

The settlement was probably like this:
"Quit tampering with PS3 hardware/software and we won't sue you back to the stone age".

But then again that's more of an ultimatum.
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Broken link BTW

I didnt call anyone names at all so dont get your panties in a bunch. It will appear on his credit report as a public record, thats it. no background check will show anythin about this EXCEPT there is a Public record filed on his CREDIT report. It will not show any iinformation about it anywhere else. And he wasnt "not guilty" nothing was ever filed in the way of a criminal case.
WRONG.

You think Sony would settle for anything less?

The media attention alone and the many forums this has been posted across will make this filing VIA Sony, live on forever.

There is a public record, it's also on his permanent record there was a settled dispute.

Nothing has to be actually filed VIA court for it to be a matter of public record. (So sayeth the lawyer I'm eating lunch with)
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