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Judge lets Sony see identities of visitors to GeoHot's PS3 hacking site

By Emil
Mar 6, 2011
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  1. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero has awarded Sony a subpoena that allows the company to obtain the IP addresses of everyone who visited geohot.com, the personal website of PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, for the past 26 months (since January 2009). Furthermore, Sony's request for subpoenas on the account names of anyone who has accessed a PS3 jailbreak video on the 21-year-old's YouTube account, his tweets relating to the hacking on Twitter, information on people who posted comments to his blog on Blogspot, and information about...

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TechSpot Booster Posts: 578   +32

    Sony is just being ridiculous. Have they nothing better to do with their time and money?
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Guru Posts: 676   +41

    Just because someone visited his site doesn't mean you can charge them with anything. A download list would be different but they could argue by downloading it there not breaking the law because the action of downloading it isn't breaking any laws especially ones regarding hacking ps3's however if they can prove you hacked your ps3 then it's a diff story. Sony is only angering the hackers who are updating and hacking the system more and more in revenge, good job Sony!
  4. BunchOfPixels

    BunchOfPixels Newcomer, in training

    Looks like Sony is the true criminal here.
  5. Tor browser guys thats all I can say
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 629   +122

    I've seen the code. I've watched the video. I own a PS3.

    How long till I get hauled into court, do you reckon?
  7. Great. Let me see what Sony will send to me. Maybe Sony will ask Techspot for my IP address? Techspot also reposted the key, lol.
  8. What a joke.

    We see your true colors, Sony.
  9. Sony needs the information in order to create a list of people in the So Cal area. With an impressive enough number to the courts, it'll allow hotz to be tried in San Diego where sony has a larger chance of winning due to copyright laws. They also might use the list to get a potential list of ip's to to cross check with ps3's online to check for any funny buisness. It is also funny how blind you people are. If Sony does want the list to find more candidates to sue, geo hotz agreed to sell all of you out, as he didn't fight to protect any of your guys rights for visiting his site. I hope all of you who gave him money feel really stupid right about now.
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,358   +122

    Troll I called it first.
  11. GeoHot is a criminal and needs to be in JAIL and needs to be made an example of.
     
  12. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    Source?
  13. All Hackers should go to jail.
  14. So let me get this right. Most of you feel it's OK for GeoHot to hack into a PS3?
    Let's not stop there. Let the people who hack corporations and government agencies go free too.
  15. This article, genius: "GeoHot has reportedly agreed not to oppose the subpoenas in exchange for Sony narrowing the scope of some of them."
  16. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    Hacking a PS3 and hacking government agencies are on completely different levels.
  17. Hacking is Hacking. Period. The principles are the same. Hacking is NOT hard to learn.
    Of course, the AJ-Kidd wouldn't know that.
  18. Down with sony. Geohot we believe in you! Take those corporate bastards down!
  19. I was going to buy one but not now, eat me sony
  20. I think they like the pot they're getting recently.
  21. So according to you we also can infer that killing is killing and even self defense should be a punished.

    Your are just talking nonsense
  22. Read the article aj? maybe read any article on the matter? they all report agreed to let sony have the information.
  23. it is a very happy bright sunny day in Sonyville, long live Sony and its products.
  24. Agreed, use Tor.
  25. My next video game machine will be a Microsoft box. Screw sony. And no I didn't hack my PS3, but Sony has a long history of abuse to consumers. It's my PS3 I should be able to do whatever I want to it. Hack someone else's machine is a totally different matter of morality, and is wrong. For the people who can't see the difference, you need to go get your IQ checked, you're can probably get government entitlements for being mentally handicapped.


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