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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RE[2]: Wiat, what?!
by lemur2 on Fri 28th Jan 2011 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Wiat, what?!"
lemur2
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If you programmed your washing machine to play DVDs with Linux while doing the laundry - then you'd be violating the DMCA, and they'd come after you...


Two problems ... DVDs are meant to be played, and when you purchase a DVD, you purchase a license to play it. How does using Linux to play the DVD (which you are licensed to do after all, since you bought the DVD) violate DMCA?

As for the person who programmed the libdvdcss library that allows Linux to play the DVD, that person does not come under US jurisdiction.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoLAN
The project began as a student endeavor at École Centrale Paris (France)


Finally, getting back to the actual topic, AFAIK what GeoHot did does not allow anyone to pirate PS3 games. All it does is re-allow the "Other OS" option that Sony had originally provided anyway. If that is the case, how is there any breach of "circumvention"?

Edited 2011-01-28 00:46 UTC

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