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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Geohot Sued By Sony

Sony Corporation has filed lawsuits against George Hotz who is Famous as name Geohot and fail0verflow team for Jailbreaking PlayStation 3. Geohot told on his blog that he will have to abandon his project of jailbreak of PlayStation 3 on which he has been working from a long time.
An excerpt from the lawsuit is given as follows:
"Defendants George Hotz, “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher” (collectively, “Defendants”) are computer hackers. Working individually and in concert with one another, Defendants recently bypassed effective technological protection measures (“TPMs”) employed by plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLP (“SCEA”) in its proprietary PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (“PS3 System”).  Through the Internet, Defendants are distributing software, tools and instructions (collectively, “Circumvention Devices”) that circumvent the TPMs in the PS3 System and facilitate the counterfeiting of video games.  Already, pirated video games are being packaged and distributed with these circumvention devices.  Declaration of Ryan T. Bricker In Support of Ex Parte Motion for Temporary Restraining Order And Order To Show Cause Re Preliminary Injunction; Order for Impoundment (“Bricker Decl.”) ¶2, Exh. A.  Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65 and Local Rules 65-1 and 7-10, SCEA moves ex parte to put an immediate halt to the ongoing distribution of these illegal Circumvention Devices and avoid irreparable harm to SCEA and to other video game software developers stemming from video game piracy."

1 comment:

  1. this is extremely bad news! I don't have a PS3 but as a iPhone user, I wish him the best, and I hope this doesn't interfere with any further JailBreaks.