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PostSubject: GeoHot Lost..   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:17 am

Remeber when geohot hacked the ipod and ps3 and sony sued him?He lost..
Kudos to Sony for proving to everyone that the American legal system really does work.....If you're a multi billion dollar corporation and the defendant is a geeky teenager who's only crime was injuring your pride


Geohot lost the case and got PERMANANT INJUNCTION. permanent injunction n. a final order of a court that a person or entity refrain from
certain activities permanently or take certain actions (usually to correct a
nuisance) until completed.

Sony has agreed to drop a lawsuit against a hacker who published the secret key
used to jailbreak the PlayStation 3, in exchange for promises he will drop all
future attempts to unlock the game console.
The agreement ending Sony's controversial legal attack on George Hotz, aka
GeoHot, was laid out in a permanent injunction filed in federal court on Monday.
In it, Sony agreed to dismiss the lawsuit, and the New Jersey-based hacker
promised to permanently cease any “unauthorized access to any Sony product”.
That means Hotz may never reverse engineer, or disassemble any portion of the
product, use any tools to bypass its encryption or security, or design or distribute
unauthorized software or hardware for use with a Sony product.
US District Judge Susan Illston, who is presiding over the case, must still approve
the settlement for it to be final.
"I am not able to speak on this matter without breaching my settlement
agreement,” the 21-year-old Hotz wrote in an email to The Register. “Therefore, I
have no comment other than this one. With that said, I do not like censorship,
and I do not like censoring myself. Rest assured I am still fighting the good fight,
in the best way I know how."
Riley Russell, General Counsel for Sony Computer Entertainment America said in a
blog post that the company was satisfied with the agreement.
“Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property
and our customers, Russell said. “We believe this settlement and the permanent
injunction achieve this goal.”
Sony filed the lawsuit in US District Court in San Francisco in January that targeted
Hotz and 100 other hackers who independently published technical details used
to run PlayStation games and applications not authorized by the Japan-based
console maker. Sony accused Hotz of violating provisions of the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act that prohibit the trafficking of “circumvention devices” that bypass
technology designed to prevent access to copyrighted material.
Sony filed the complaint after Hotz deduced and published the secret “metldr” key
that allows the rooting of the PS3. Ironically, it was the secret related key that was
tweeted a month later on an official Sony Twitter account reserved for public
relations.
The lawsuit represented a major PR problem for Sony because it enraged some of
the PS3's most loyal fans, who said they wanted to restore Linux functionality to
the console after Sony abruptly removed it.
The critics argued they should be free to modify hardware they legally purchased
without running afoul of the DMCA, which carries stiff criminal and civil penalties
for violations. Indeed, the US Copyright Office has exempted the jailbreaking of
iPhones from the statute, but that move had no bearing at all on the unlocking of
game consoles.
During the lawsuit, Sony gained access to Hotz's PayPal, YouTube and Twitter
accounts, and also won the right to view the IP addresses of anyone who visited
his website for more than two years. Sony also won an order requiring Hotz to turn
over his computer and hard drives and remove all online postings about his PS3
hack.
While the settlement is likely to end the most controversial battle in Sony's
campaign to control how customers use the console, other skirmishes continue.
One pending lawsuit brought by PS3 customers challenges Sony's removal of the
“otherOS” feature that allows it to run Linux applications. While a judge recently
gutted most of that suit, plaintiffs' attorneys have since amended their complaint,
giving them another shot. In February, a German PS3 hacker published a
jailbreaking “bible” after Police raided his home.
What's more, Sony has yet to announce any settlement with members of a
hacking collective known as fail0verflow, which spoke about hacking the PS3 in
December at the Chaos Communication Congress in late December. The
fail0verflow members were named as DOES in the same suit that targeted
GeoHot.
So while Sony's campaign against PS3 hackers is likely to become much lower
profile, don't expect it to end anytime soon.




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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:27 am

That guys a stupid ass hacker.
Suing a multi-billion dollar company.

That'll go down in the history books.
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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:38 am

hes not stupid if he was the 1st person to hack the ps3 and ipod.
and sony sued him.




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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:45 am

lol, oh... Apparently i didn't read it all.
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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:50 am

Wow, tactical fale.
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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:45 am

OHHHH SONY got PIMPED and worried and what not that they're fabulous ps3 got hacked and what not like okay look at the damn PSP. <--- off topic. but still. did they go to the first psp hacker? idk if they did but if they didnt then they retarded if they did they didnt do shit but retarded updates.


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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:05 am

they knocked down dark alexes door to stop.




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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:09 pm

thats true I heard they payed DAX to stop reverse engineering the psp updates
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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:57 pm

ExTiinXion wrote:
OHHHH SONY got PIMPED and worried and what not that they're fabulous ps3 got hacked and what not like okay look at the damn PSP. <--- off topic. but still. did they go to the first psp hacker? idk if they did but if they didnt then they retarded if they did they didnt do shit but retarded updates.
Well da main reason Sony acted this way was because they bragged about having an unhackable system, and then they found out geohot hacked it so they sued him right away. I personally think Sony is stupid cause they thought da ps3 would never be hacked when everything gets hacked in time nothing is "Unhackable".


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PostSubject: Re: GeoHot Lost..   Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:05 am

[4Ł]T®uєŁegend wrote:
ExTiinXion wrote:
OHHHH SONY got PIMPED and worried and what not that they're fabulous ps3 got hacked and what not like okay look at the damn PSP. <--- off topic. but still. did they go to the first psp hacker? idk if they did but if they didnt then they retarded if they did they didnt do shit but retarded updates.
Well da main reason Sony acted this way was because they bragged about having an unhackable system, and then they found out geohot hacked it so they sued him right away. I personally think Sony is stupid cause they thought da ps3 would never be hacked when everything gets hacked in time nothing is "Unhackable".
Video Games are hackable but NASA and the US military is "unhackable"
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