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Sony wants two copies of GeoHot's data in PS3 hacking lawsuit

By Emil · 9 replies
Mar 2, 2011
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  1. When US District Judge Susan Illston ordered PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, to hand over his computer's hard drive to Sony last month, there was no talk of cloning the two HDDs in question. TIG, the third-party responsible for isolating the information related to hacking the PS3 in order to give it to Sony, is now asking for permission to make two copies of the data, one in encrypted and one in decrypted form, according to

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,742   +360

    Please no more about this until the lawsuit gets settled and we hear the end of it. Not trying to be rude, but it seems like there is a new article on this every week...
  3. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 512   +8

    ^Agree, but...
    Even how much i hate SONY *cough VAIO* i have to agree on them fighting Geohot, there are some specs on consoles and PC's that people should not be able to access because no matter whit what intentions some one releases some kind of jailbreak/exploit, there will always be people who will cheat or pirate and thats a no go for ANY gaming company, even if it is leaded by greed or haughtiness it is the right way to go.
  4. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 514

    ^ Although; Sony are *very* aggressive when it comes to copyright claims and such. Sony has on multiple occasions claimed other people's copyrights on YouTube and such, presumably as their copyright-bot claims that perfect piano-playing = Sony recording.

    They are doing the right thing though. Even though "There will always be someone searching for the recipe for Coca-cola" (even though is has been found :) ), Sony and all the other companies simply must fight illegal activities in order for the market to stay running.
  5. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 211

    assuming he did anything illegal(which btw, he didn't.)
  6. THe only way to get back at sony is not to buy there products. end of story buy xbox
  7. xbox/mircosoft isn't much different.
  8. SONY IS STUPID look around android (droid X,2)has no jailbreak available because of Motorola's smart engineering same with HTC. So it's not fair to Geo Hot that Sony cant make clean **** if they want to avoid being hacked they should stop being *******s and stop targeting Geo Hot because they have nothing better to do. I mean whats the difference in hacking the iPhone and the PS3... NOTHING
  9. Sony has every right to sue Hotz, and has the right to obtain the IP addresses of those who visited Hotz’s website.

    To see why I am right:
  10. If Sony wants to control your gaming console after you purchased it and now OWN it they have no case no matter how much money they throw at it. Improving/upgrading products you buy is the american way and that has been around forever.

    This is just another way of trying to stifle innovation if they don't like it change the product or go to a cloud based system don't target hackers that is laughable really.

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