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: Reality check
by WereCatf on Fri 18th Mar 2011 02:41 UTC in reply to "Reality check"
WereCatf
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While I don't think Sony should be going after this twit as hard as they are, and I certainly don't believe they should have been given access to the info they have, are there honestly people trying to make out that this guy had no intention or prior inkling that his work would be used for piracy? Honestly? Get real people.


And? Should people also stop developing for example operating systems because they know there will be people using those for wrong/illegal/unauthorized stuff?

he console won't update or play online (it's front suspension collapses under the load), and the 14 year old says "well I didn't do anything to it", the purchaser will expect to go back to Sony to have the problem rectified, and I guarantee they won't expect to pay for it.


Again, what's the issue? If your son goes and does unathorized/illegal modifications to your car you can't expect the car manufacturer to rectify the situation either. So why is this situation then held to a different degree?

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