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[7]: Interesting
by joebobby on Tue 5th Apr 2011 14:47 UTC 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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RE[9]: Interesting
by WereCatf on Wed 6th Apr 2011 00:28 in reply to "RE[8]: Interesting"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Would you accept Toyota just barging in and taking your advertised and paid-for car radio?


Stop trying to pose everything as only having two extremes. There's plenty of ways of showing that one doesn't accept such behaviour, without having to resort to equally deplorable actions oneself.

Stealing - what Sony has done - is.


That's funny. When speaking of software piracy you say it's not stealing because it's all software, a virtual object, which has no physical value and thus can't be stolen, but here you're saying it actually IS stealing. Hell, it can't even then be stealing as Sony didn't take the software from you for their own use; they are the ones who provided it in the first place!

What they did was disable an advertised core part of a product, but they never once stole it.

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