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[6]: In Sony's corner
by Alfman on Fri 18th Mar 2011 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: In Sony's corner"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

r_a_trip,

"Sony made the PS3 to be used as a gaming device. Therefore its use is predefined and limited to playing games."

For you maybe, there is nothing inherently immoral or illegal by modifying one's own hardware to do more.

"Games are made by game developers, who earn their living with that. So if you use a PS3 with legal software (e.g. Linux) that isn't in the for pay gaming category, you are robbing game developers of making a living"

Except that sony themselves sold the PS3 with other os. Not to mention that it you sell something under cost, you need to be prepared to handle the consequences of customers buying your goods under cost.

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