Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:07 UTC
Legal "The hacker hordes of Anonymous have transferred their fickle attention to Sony. They are currently attacking the company's online Playstation store in retribution for Sony's lawsuit against PS3 hacker George Hotz. A denial of service attack has temporarily taken down playstation.com."
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RE[6]: Interesting
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

The best way to get a company to change is to hit them where it hurts: their wallets. By Getting PSN and such offline, customers complain to Sony, which, if protracted long enough, could lead to serious financial damage for Sony. So much so, even, that they may change their policies.

Companies bigger than Sony have been forced to give in to public demand, like large international financial institutions in the Netherlands retracting bonuses given to top-level managers.

A lot of people here are all like "ZOMG I CANT PLAY CAL OF DUTY FOR A FEW HOURS ZOMG!1ONEONEONE!!!". Well, fcuk your stupid videogame. Even if it requires taking down PSN for weeks on end - if it leads to Sony no longer doing things like root kits and removing advertised functionality post-sale, it will be MORE than worth it.

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RE[7]: Interesting
by joebobby on Tue 5th Apr 2011 14:47 in reply to "RE[6]: Interesting"
joebobby Member since:
2011-04-05

So if I dislike something you say or do or something that another OSNews author says or does, I can DDoS your site and you'll be just fine with that? You also won't get the law involved either right? Or is vigilante justice only okay if it's a target YOU dislike?

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RE[8]: Interesting
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 15:22 in reply to "RE[7]: Interesting"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So if I dislike something you say or do or something that another OSNews author says or does, I can DDoS your site and you'll be just fine with that? You also won't get the law involved either right? Or is vigilante justice only okay if it's a target YOU dislike?


What Sony is doing is against the law in MANY countries. However, due to the financial reserves and influence of such a large company, we as individuals do not have the means to do anything about it. People have purchased a product, and then Sony comes and removes an advertised, paid-for part of it.

Would you accept Toyota just barging in and taking your advertised and paid-for car radio? Or is this vigilante justice only when it does not affect you?

Saying somethig you dislike on OSNews is not against the law. Stealing - what Sony has done - is.

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