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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RE: Real reason
by shotsman on Mon 7th Mar 2011 08:06 UTC in reply to "Real reason"
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah right and we all know how accurate IP addresses are.

Hands up how many readers have an IP Addy that changes?

Good. Now will someone tell SONY and their dumbass lawyers that using the IP address of thos who viewed the video is just going to get them sued when people who have never viewd the video etc take umbridge at their sudden removal from the PSN and do what comes naturally and sue the living daylights out of them.

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RE[2]: Real reason
by qbast on Mon 7th Mar 2011 11:25 in reply to "RE: Real reason"
qbast Member since:
2010-02-08

Are you sure there is no "we can disable the service whenever we feel like it" clause buried in PSN EULA?

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RE[2]: Real reason
by Soulbender on Mon 7th Mar 2011 16:39 in reply to "RE: Real reason"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah right and we all know how accurate IP addresses are.


Well, the really creepy thing is, and this should really be the topic here, is not that they only requested the IP addresses but the accounts and all known personal information about those who viewed the videos and sent Hotz twitter messages. This is much, much more serious than just IP addresses.

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