Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:28 UTC
Legal "Sony has won its request for a temporary restraining order in its PS3 jailbreak case against Geohot and fail0verflow, despite a jurisdictional technicality. At the same time, the judge at the US District Court for the Northern District of California has allowed Sony to keep the lawsuit in San Francisco. The restraining order forbids the jailbreak team from distributing or linking the jailbreak procedure, or encouraging others to jailbreak or hack their PS3 or PSN. They've also been ordered to turn over any computers or storage media used to create the jailbreak to Sony's lawyers." Land of the free fail.
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RE: Years ago I woke up ...
by mrhasbean on Fri 28th Jan 2011 09:01 UTC in reply to "Years ago I woke up ..."
mrhasbean
Member since:
2006-04-03

Really? So you use no goods or services the production or delivery of which use products from any of those companies? The simple fact that you've posted that reply here indicates the contrary - nothing's more certain than there being a product from at least one of those companies involved somewhere along the line in the delivery of your post.

As admirable as your intentions seem, the simple reality is it's total folly. It's like protesting about depleting the worlds fossil fuel reserves while having your kitchen cupboards full of plastic containers.

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RE[2]: Years ago I woke up ...
by andydread on Fri 28th Jan 2011 09:51 in reply to "RE: Years ago I woke up ..."
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

Well I can say that I no longer purchase products from Sony or Apple. These 2 are the most Draconian heartless companies I have experienced in my lifetime in the tech industry and I actively do my best to convince everyone I know never to purchase their products. When I purchase a piece of hardware its mine. not yours anymore. One can actually get sued for possessing their products in a way they do not agree. I will continue to actively steer people away from those companies as long as they continue to be dickheads.

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RE[2]: Years ago I woke up ...
by Laurence on Fri 28th Jan 2011 14:41 in reply to "RE: Years ago I woke up ..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Really? So you use no goods or services the production or delivery of which use products from any of those companies? The simple fact that you've posted that reply here indicates the contrary - nothing's more certain than there being a product from at least one of those companies involved somewhere along the line in the delivery of your post.

As admirable as your intentions seem, the simple reality is it's total folly. It's like protesting about depleting the worlds fossil fuel reserves while having your kitchen cupboards full of plastic containers.


While you're right that it would be impossible to totally avoid any use of the big 3, you can certainly avoid any direct contribution.

If it wasn't for my laptop coming with Win7 pre-installed (which now runs ArchLinux), I wouldn't have a single Apple, MS nor Sony consumer product at home (and I'm pretty sure I haven't contributed much in the way of non-consumer products by them either - except perhaps with items that pay an IP license fee to Sony/MS/Apple)

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RE[2]: Years ago I woke up ...
by gnemmi on Fri 28th Jan 2011 17:11 in reply to "RE: Years ago I woke up ..."
gnemmi Member since:
2006-08-17

Yes, really.

Neither me nor any of the members of my family own a single product from any of those three corporations.

Our computers are either Dell or those I put toghether. All of them run Linux except from mine ... thats running FreeBSD. All of us use Windows at our jobs and that´s about it.

We never bought, and will never buy no matter what, Ipods, Iphones, Ipads, Iunameit, Apple computers or any other Apple appliance for that matter. There´s a huge number of mp3, mp4, mpX players from a huge number of different vendors to chose from and the same thing applies to cell phones (samsung, motorola, nokia, etc) and smart phones (should we need want one, and we don´t).

As for the rest of our stuff, my TVs are LG, Samsung or Philips and my DVD players are from Matsushita, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, etc ...

Only one of my nephews owns a video game console and it happens to be a Wii ... the rest of the gaming goes on on our PCs.

As for your assumption:

"The simple fact that you've posted that reply here indicates the contrary - nothing's more certain than there being a product from at least one of those companies involved somewhere along the line in the delivery of your post."

aside from your logic beign flawed, the reason why I read the article and decide to post it´s because I´m a lawyer, I practice Consumer´s Right Law (amongst other branches of the Law) and I´m a concsious customer.

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