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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RE[3]: Hmmm
by umccullough on Thu 24th Mar 2011 20:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

This is just a sign to others what messing with big corporations business could lead to unpleasant consequencies.


So far, the unpleasant consequences appear to be for Sony.

For the most part, George has been experiencing a huge amount of public support from hackers, copyright reform organizations, and consumer advocates alike.

Sony has gotten little more than "Yeah, go get him!" from a bunch of teenagers whining about PSN cheaters, and negative publicity from tech blogs everywhere.

At least, that's how it seems to me, but maybe that's just my semi-biased experience ;)

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