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]: This is ludicrous!
by FunkyELF on Fri 28th Jan 2011 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE: This is ludicrous!"
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"doing whatever they want with HARDWARE THEY OWN!!

You own hardware, but you do not own the PSN.
There are a lot of things that depends on console security - paid content distribution / trophies / multiplayer / game modification protection.
Now all that things are lost.
So anyone can pirate software, use trophies unlockers (automatically drawing the system almost useless), cheat in multiplayer, etc
So honest people, who bought games/content, will suffer from it.
GeoHot has accepted license what he will not reverse engineer the thing. And that can lead to certain consequences.

So if for example somebody makes the keys from your home and give it to some random thief. I guess you will be very glad and make that person your best friend.

Most of what you say is very true.
I respect Sony's wishes to maintain the integrity of their network but remember why this all happened in the first place.

This happened when Sony took away the ability to run Linux. That ability was an advertised feature of the console and the reason why a lot of the hackers bought the thing in the first place.

It just so happens that hoops to jump through to get Linux running again are the same hoops needed for piracy and cheating.

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