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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:53

Sony launches legal action against PS3 hackers

Written by Nick Farell


Thou shalt not publish our security codes
PS3 maker Sony is suing the hackers who found and published security codes for the PlayStation 3 which allowed anyone to run any software they liked on their consoles.

Sony claims that this constitutes copyright infringement and computer fraud. However speaking to the BBC George Hotz, one of the hackers, said Sony has not got a bat's chance in hell of pulling off the case. He said that a company that prides itself on intellectual property to be well versed in the provisions of the law, so he is disappointed in Sony's current action.

Hotz is 21 and is famous for jailbreaking the iPhone's security. He is named alongside more than 100 people associated with a hacking group known as fail0verflow. Sony asks for a restraining order that bans Hotz from further hacking and prevents distribution of the software produced as a result.

More here.

Nick Farell

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+17 #1 Super XP 2011-01-12 14:48
Calm down Sony, you guys have an established business and are making Billions upon Billions, give it a rest, you got no case...
 
 
+14 #2 EVOXSNES 2011-01-12 15:48
Waste of energy...
 
 
+13 #3 OnaZ 2011-01-12 18:01
That is a Complete waste of time.
 
 
-31 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-01-12 19:44
As they should. Nintendo sued the $h!t outta people, and has even jailed them. it has nothing to do with how much money you make. The second that console goes online brick the damn thing Sony! M$ does it! It actually causes more console hardware sales. This is why PC gaming is so abysmal, DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO THE PS3 and I believe they won't.
 
 
+11 #5 123s 2011-01-12 20:17
Pathetic and pointless
 
 
+9 #6 TechHog 2011-01-12 20:47
Quoting Warrior24_7:
As they should. Nintendo sued the $h!t outta people, and has even jailed them. it has nothing to do with how much money you make. The second that console goes online brick the damn thing Sony! M$ does it! It actually causes more console hardware sales. This is why PC gaming is so abysmal, DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO THE PS3 and I believe they won't.

lol
 
 
+7 #7 Fud_u 2011-01-12 22:19
Wow, so no man have the privileged to hack his own system? Some one will go to hell and it's not the poor farmer.
 
 
-5 #8 bigbrave 2011-01-14 05:11
I hope Sony has these idiots arrested. I don't care how much money Sony makes, they spent Billions designing the PS3 and have every right to determine how it's used. You idiots here like Super XP, EVOXSNES, OnaZ, Warrior24_7, 123s and Fud_u need to grow up and learn something about business. If any of you morons spent even hundreds of dollars and a couple months designing something, you would protect it at all cost. Sony has spent billions and many years developing the PS3 along with paying companies like Rambus and IBM to mention a few. Of course they don't want people hacking it. It's these hackers that [censored] everything up after they break the source code. I hope they are sued and thrown in prison. I wish the FBI happy hunting!!!
 
 
-6 #9 bigbrave 2011-01-14 05:12
Fud_u, buying a PS3 is not the same thing as owning the rights to the technology. God, you're a [censored]ing retard.
 
 
-5 #10 bigbrave 2011-01-14 05:15
Super XP, you give it a rest, Sony has every right to go after these criminals and being an established company has nothing to do with it. If you was smart enough to design anything, you would want to protect it as well.
 

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