Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:28 UTC
Legal "Sony has won its request for a temporary restraining order in its PS3 jailbreak case against Geohot and fail0verflow, despite a jurisdictional technicality. At the same time, the judge at the US District Court for the Northern District of California has allowed Sony to keep the lawsuit in San Francisco. The restraining order forbids the jailbreak team from distributing or linking the jailbreak procedure, or encouraging others to jailbreak or hack their PS3 or PSN. They've also been ordered to turn over any computers or storage media used to create the jailbreak to Sony's lawyers." Land of the free fail.
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This is ludicrous!
by cmost on Thu 27th Jan 2011 23:42 UTC in reply to "VIC-20..."
cmost
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What!?!?!? Did I wake up in Communist Russia this morning and not realize it? This action by Sony and these "judges" is futile. Anyone with half a brain knows this. This lawsuit will not stop people like GeoHot from hacking their hardware; rather it will merely incite ever more hackers to be even bolder and more brazen with doing whatever they want with HARDWARE THEY OWN!! If I were a current "owner" of a PS3 (or any Sony product for that matter) I'd box the piece of junk up and send it to Sony's headquarters with a letter demanding all or most of my money back since it is Sony and not I who obviously owns the hardware. In fact, I'd do the same with all of my old, broken Sony hardware too: televisions, radios, CD players etc... after all, Sony owns them, let them pay to dispose of them.

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