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

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


I meant for the case.

Not if the user accepts a service agreement


Unless there's consumer laws prohibiting that, which is the case in many (maybe even most) countries.

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