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[2]: Comment by viton
by viton on Mon 21st Mar 2011 11:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by viton"
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

Proof?
Tools and published keys are not enough?

He released modified firmware that re-enabled OtherOS.
Ok. He could stay at this point. But that doesn't bring enough fame.

Those keys were needed to sign executables. FOR HOMEBREW.
There is no difference between "homebrew" exe or unsigned game exe.

You would be okay with suing the hardware store becuase the sold an axe that would later be used to murder someone.
Even if this "axe" was prohibited to distribute?

If you give me proof instead of lies, I might.
The proof was attached to your post =)

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RE[3]: Comment by viton
by Alfman on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by viton"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

"You would be okay with suing the hardware store becuase the sold an axe that would later be used to murder someone."

"Even if this 'axe' was prohibited to distribute?"

Terrible metaphor, but which law was broken?
As mentioned above, the DMCA has exceptions for what he's done.

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