Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Mar 2011 23:30 UTC
Legal Ever visited the website of famed iOS and Playstation 3 hacker Geohot? Or watched his video on YouTube? Or read his Blogspot blog? Well, you're now part of a criminal investigation. A US judge has given Sony complete and unrestricted access to all IP addresses which ever visited his website and blog, or watched his YouTube video.
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Comment by tuma324
by tuma324 on Mon 7th Mar 2011 04:04 UTC
tuma324
Member since:
2010-04-09

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RE: Comment by tuma324
by Moredhas on Mon 7th Mar 2011 08:10 in reply to "Comment by tuma324"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I really wonder just how far the disclaimer that the site isn't responsible for the content of comments would ACTUALLY go in court. Technically, now, OSNews' servers are hosting that encryption key.

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RE[2]: Comment by tuma324
by boldingd on Tue 8th Mar 2011 02:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by tuma324"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

To state the obvious, they're perfectly safe iff they "respond in a timely fashion" to a DMCA takedown notice, if one ever comes. If Sony never issues such a notice, I don't think they have to do anything at all.

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RE: Comment by tuma324
by Laurence on Mon 7th Mar 2011 11:08 in reply to "Comment by tuma324"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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pub: C2 D4 AA F3 19 35 50 19 AF 99 D4 4E 2B 58 CA 29 25 2C 89 12 3D 11 D6 21 8F 40 B1 38 CA B2 9B 71 01 F3 AE B7 2A 97 50 19
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I was wondering how long it would be before someone posted that.

edit: in fact, as I've quoted it, does that make me a criminal now too?

Edited 2011-03-07 11:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by tuma324
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 7th Mar 2011 14:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by tuma324"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

"erk: C0 CE FE 84 C2 27 F7 5B D0 7A 7E B8 46 50 9F 93 B2 38 E7 70 DA CB 9F F4 A3 88 F8 12 48 2B E2 1B
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I was wondering how long it would be before someone posted that.

edit: in fact, as I've quoted it, does that make me a criminal now too?
"
Man, if Sony could count the number of times you've even glanced over that code with your eyes, I would be so so freaking screwed. LMAO. You wouldn't imagine how many times I have seen that code posted on the Slashdot comments section of various Sony-related articles. Add another to that. LOL. And now I'm re-quoting it--oops!

But really, I'm not even a programmer, so I wouldn't be able to a damn thing with that code--it's all garbage to me. The fact that I will never own a PS3 or another post-PS2 system... makes it even more so. It's disgusting; it's like Sony protects this it as if it were their corporate nutsack or something. some of the interviews of George Hotz seem to make it clear that his jailbreaking is really no different on PS3 than iPhone and doesn't directly allow piracy using his method (as he claims piracy was traditionally done some other way.

Some interesting interviews:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG9r7cCpk_g - Geohot G4 Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0FJ5Jimj2w - Some other interview of him

[Ironically, the G4 interview shows part of the code itself... heh.]

Edited 2011-03-07 14:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by tuma324
by WereCatf on Mon 7th Mar 2011 14:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by tuma324"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"erk: C0 CE FE 84 C2 27 F7 5B D0 7A 7E B8 46 50 9F 93 B2 38 E7 70 DA CB 9F F4 A3 88 F8 12 48 2B E2 1B
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Da: C5 B2 BF A1 A4 13 DD 16 F2 6D 31 C0 F2 ED 47 20 DC FB 06 70


I was wondering how long it would be before someone posted that.

edit: in fact, as I've quoted it, does that make me a criminal now too?
"

Oo, me too, me too!!

Oh, wait, posting such stuff isn't illegal here :<

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RE[2]: Comment by tuma324
by Soulbender on Mon 7th Mar 2011 16:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by tuma324"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

edit: in fact, as I've quoted it, does that make me a criminal now too?


No, it just makes you a possible target for Sony's lawyers.

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RE: Comment by tuma324
by atriq on Mon 7th Mar 2011 15:20 in reply to "Comment by tuma324"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

"Lemme guess... you sank my Battleship?"

Edited 2011-03-07 15:20 UTC

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RE: Comment by tuma324
by umccullough on Mon 7th Mar 2011 15:57 in reply to "Comment by tuma324"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

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Da: C5 B2 BF A1 A4 13 DD 16 F2 6D 31 C0 F2 ED 47 20 DC FB 06 70


Whoops, I accidentally the whole thing.

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