Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:19 UTC
Legal And so Sony's crusade against Playstation 3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz continues. After Sony getting all of Geohot's computers and access to server logs and personal details from many of his websites and social media accounts, Sony has now been given access to Geohot's PayPal account, and all information within it - including of the people he has had financial dealings with.
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In Sony's corner
by infekt on Thu 17th Mar 2011 17:27 UTC
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I don't know. This article is overwhelmingly one sided. Let me start by saying flat out: I'm a gamer. I've gone through the Atari 2600, C64, A500/1200, Gameboy, Lynx, 3DO, several PCs, PS1/2/3, PSP, xbox, Wii, etc.

What does this "Hotz vs Sony" case mean to me? I fear most that Sony (Nintendo, MS, etc) will levy a fee to ensure that games are harder to pirate in the future. That worries me. But After not being able to play online with my friend because of broken games (due to hacks) I feel no remorse for hackers as my gaming time (of which I have very little these days) suffers. It takes away from the MAIN purpose of the machine: GAMING.

On the subject of Hotz, trying to enable homebrew only is weak. An intelligent person should weight the pros and cons of his/her actions. And honestly, he was the enabler for the hacks (whether he intended to do so from the beginning or not). There is no question of that.

So as a gamer, I want Hotz to be made an example of. I tinker with Linux (Ubuntu/Gentoo) and dev for Android. Its frustrating when the indirect result of these hacks means that developer lose out (as they need to get paid and feed their families). That action to me is appalling.

All the power to you Sony. You have at least one gamer / dev behind you.

Edited 2011-03-17 17:35 UTC

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