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 r_a_trip on Fri 25th Mar 2011 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
r_a_trip
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This is just a sign to others what messing with big corporations business could lead to unpleasant consequencies [sic].

And we should be comfortable with this and ignore it, how? Not giving Sony money is the only way we can signal to Sony that we don't like what they are doing right now.

I bought a Playstation 3 Slim, well before this farce began. I knew what I was signing up for, but I wasn't planning on using the machine for anything else than singleplayer gaming and streaming media to it. So I wasn't hit with the OtherOS debacle. (I use a very nice AMD rig for my Linux needs.)

Given the recent crusade Sony has made against hacker Geohot, who just had the mere audacity to expose Sony's dirty laundry in security design, I'll have to consider if I'll be morally able to buy a PS4.

I might just cut my losses and reinvest in a next-gen XBox, when PS3 reaches EOL. As despicable as MS has acted at times, they never fried their own customers.

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