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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RE: In Sony's corner
by WereCatf on Thu 17th Mar 2011 17:52 UTC in reply to "In Sony's corner"
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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.

Gee, that is not only ignorant but also damn selfish. Blame the people who create the cheats and hacks instead. It's like blaming LG for creating DVD-burners because other people then use those to burn pirated DVDs! Or do you go and blame for example the people who create hammers? You do know that some people those to kill others, don't you? Oh, wait, to be more in line with your argument you should actually go ahead and blame IBM for creating Cell and for actually making IBM PC-compatible in the first place!

Argh. I am so annoyed by you selfish little pr*cks who just want to place blame on anyone they can instead of blaming the people who are actually responsible. Cheaters and those who create the cheats are the responsible parties and that's that, but oh no, you rather place it all on a person who himself never encouraged piracy or cheating in the first place.

EDIT: Thought to add that cheating WAS already possible way before even the first CFW appeared. But you choose to ignore that, it's more comfortable for you to have someone to blame. Also, it's apparently not the companies' fault themselves not to sanitize input and just blindly trusting whatever client reports to the servers, right? ANY sane gaming company should always, at all times, sanitize the input, but they just chose to blindly trust anything they get and then you get this kind of a mess. Again, it's just easier to blame it on Hotz than the companies themselves...

Edited 2011-03-17 17:55 UTC

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