Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:17 UTC
Legal Well, it seems like Sony vs. George Hotz has ended pretty much without a bang. Sony announced on its Playstation blog that the two parties have settled the case. Under the settlement, Hotz agrees to a permanent injunction fo his jailbreaking hack, but admits to no wrong-doing. A wise and, dare I say it, mature end to the lawsuit.
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RE[3]: My take
by rhavyn on Tue 12th Apr 2011 15:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My take"
rhavyn
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It is in fact a grey area now that the DMCA exception for mobile phones was made.


That isn't how the DMCA exception mechanism works. The Librarian of Congress issues a list of exceptions. That is *the* list. If it's not explicitly on the list then it is not covered by an exception. If the Librarian of Congress wanted more than just cell phones on the list, they would be on the list. There is no grey area there unless there is a question as to whether or not the device is a phone. I don't think that question exists for game consoles however.

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