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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PS3 Hacker GeoHot in South America?, Sony Probably Not Happy


GeoHot’'s been in the news a lot recently, battling Sony over his and other peoples right to alter the PS3 firmware. He provided the jailbreak that allowed users to run homebrew apps and alternate operating systems. GeoHot however denies the claim that his jailbreak allows for users to run  pirated software, but that is a matter up for debate.

The problem Sony’s running into now is that GeoHot removed integral parts of his hard drives before handing them over to a third party neutral. First off I don’t understand why Sony can’t get the necessary parts to make the damn hard drives run (unless he took the disks) they are after all an electronics company right?

Secondly, I don’t agree with this at all, my feelings towards Sony’s actions in this matter should be pretty well known through my posts. They want everyone's IP addresses who looked at or had anything to do with the jailbreak video, which is ridiculous. But the thing that pisses me off about this is that GeoHot’s hard drives don’t only contain the jailbreak code, he is a smart guy and his hard drives could contain all kinds of intellectual property that Sony could steal. From my point of view Sony has no reason to want to look at the hard drives, all the damming evidence is in the videos and the released code. The only thing Sony’s lawyers could stand to gain from looking at the hard drive would be using it’s contents to cast an even worse light on GeoHot.

Source: Sony: PS3 jailbreaker GeoHot flees to South America

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