Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:19 UTC
Legal And so Sony's crusade against Playstation 3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz continues. After Sony getting all of Geohot's computers and access to server logs and personal details from many of his websites and social media accounts, Sony has now been given access to Geohot's PayPal account, and all information within it - including of the people he has had financial dealings with.
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Don't like Sony or Hotz
by nt_jerkface on Thu 17th Mar 2011 20:57 UTC
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

I don't believe for one second that Hotz is against piracy.

That would be like saying you are against drugs even though you operate a head shop.

Sure there is the 1/1000 guy that will go in for a tobacco pipe but you know damn well what the vast majority are doing with your products. It's childish and intellectually dishonest to pretend otherwise.

So while Hotz had a major hand in enabling wide-scale piracy I don't think Sony should bother going after him. They should just copy MS and charge for online access and scan any console that wants to connect. But I think they should take it a step further and brick any console that has pirated games. Provide a drive snapshot for any ahole who tries lying about being unfairly targeted.

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RE: Don't like Sony or Hotz
by Soulbender on Thu 17th Mar 2011 21:04 in reply to "Don't like Sony or Hotz"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I don't believe for one second that Hotz is against piracy.


It's not illegal to be for piracy though and whether he's for or against it is immaterial.

They should just copy MS and charge for online access and scan any console that wants to connect.


Or they could just hire programmers who at least understand the fundamentals of cryptography and they wouldn't have had this problem in the first place.

But I think they should take it a step further and brick any console that has pirated games


That would be illegal for them to do though since the console is not their property anymore.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

It's not illegal to be for piracy though and whether he's for or against it is immaterial.


Not to me when he claims he isn't and his fans believe him based on his word.

That would be illegal for them to do though since the console is not their property anymore.


Not if the user accepts a service agreement. It's akin to losing your equipment if you are caught cheating in a sports event. Anyone who doesn't want their console bricked can stay offline.

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