Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 22:30 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we linked to a story about the most recent allegations Sony made against George 'GeoHot' Hotz in their ongoing court case. Supposedly, Hotz has sabotaged the hardware he had to hand over, and he had fled the country to further stifle the court case, among other things. Hotz' lawyer, as well as Hotz himself, have responded to these allegations. The gist? They're all nonsense.
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But it IS happening
by wocowboy on Fri 25th Mar 2011 13:49 UTC
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Search the message boards, blogs, etc and you will find all sorts of cases where a user brings his game system, phone, computer, whatever, into the shop or store where he bought it, with it broken, unable to boot, etc, and the store finds out during the fixit process that it has been hacked, kernel replaced, firmware replaced that it was DESIGNED to work with, etc. And when the user is told their equipment cannot be fixed or supported because it is no longer stock, that user gets all bent out of shape and goes on EVERY board they can find, calling the company names, slamming their products and policies, when in reality, it was HIMSELF that modified his gadgets beyond what they were DESIGNED to be and do. Or he might try to sue the manufacturer for not telling him that his gadget could be rendered useless if he modifies the firmware, etc. That's the sort of thing I am talking about. But I would be willing to bet any amount of money, that he would find support on here and other boards, because the gadget was HIS, he bought it and can do whatever he wants to it, and the company should support that unwaveringly. To that I say, NO.

Edited 2011-03-25 13:51 UTC

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