Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 22:55 UTC
Legal "Sony has filed a new document arguing that the legal action against the noted hacker George Hotz should proceed in California. One of the arguments Hotz's legal team made against California's jurisdiction was the lack of a PlayStation Network account, which means he didn't agree to the Terms of Service, but now the company claims to have 'proof' that Hotz did in fact have a PSN account. An interview with a company based in California, and the number of downloads from California, are being used as evidence."
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WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Yeah, I find it hard to believe that he's never accessed a PSN account. So at some point, he probably agreed to the EULA. The real question is, did he agree to the EULA on the same unit he hacked, and does that even matter?

More to the point, assuming we're not breaking copyright laws, how much longer are we going to allow corporations to dictate when/where/how we are allowed to use the hardware that we bought and paid for? You want to go after pirates and online cheaters? Fine. But if I want to hack my console to run Linux and/or turn it into a toaster, it's none of Sony's goddamn business.

If corporations want to have control over what we're allowed to do with a device even after a sale takes place, we should be allowed to return it for a full refund when they start removing features.

Edited 2011-03-24 03:29 UTC

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