Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jan 2011 22:32 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Legal Well, it would appear that Sony isn't particularly pleased with the fact that their console has been hacked into oblivion. It has officially filed suit against the fail0verflow hacker group and Geohot, after filing a temporary restraining order yesterday to try and remove the jailbreak information from the web (how cute).
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RE: Comment by smashIt
by kahen on Thu 13th Jan 2011 03:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
kahen
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2009-09-07

You are reading the law as if it were English. It's not. It's Lawyerese. "Effective" does not mean what you think it means.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by Neolander on Thu 13th Jan 2011 09:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
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2010-03-08

So in legalese, "effective" means "we have effectively done something, albeit totally ineffective" ?

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RE[3]: Comment by smashIt
by kahen on Fri 14th Jan 2011 00:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by smashIt"
kahen Member since:
2009-09-07

"Effective" means (roughly) "in the course of normal operation of $device, $copy_prevention is in effect". So yes, it essentially boils down to "we have done something."

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