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Friday, March 4, 2011

Sony Wins Subpoenas To Unmask Visitors To Geohot’s PS3 Jailbreak, YouTube, Twitter Site

This is utterly shocking!! A federal Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero has awarded Sony a subpoena allowing them to obtain the IP addresses of everyone who visited the personal website of Geohot for the past 26 months, his YouTube Video Channel and more.

In addition to this, he also granted Sony’s request for subpoenas on Google, Twitter, and another service for information relating to accounts held by George Hotz. The move came in as a part of ongoing legal spat between Sony and Geohot.
According to the report, the subpoenas allow Sony to obtain information about people, by tracing the IP address of everyone who has visited since January 2009 and the account names of anyone who has accessed Hotz’s YouTube channel. Other subpoenas give Sony access to Tweets posted or published by Hotz, and information about his account on the PSX-Scene website. The judge also signed off on a Google subpoena seeking the logs for Geohot’s new blog.
Sony attorneys now have rights to collect information about those who currently have an access to a private video (Jailbroken PS3 3.55 with Homebrew) uploaded by Mr. Hotz that displays the PS3 hack. The subpoena demands data to identify who watched the video and “documents reproducing all records or usernames and IP addresses that have posted or published comments in response to the video.” Hotz posted the video on January 7 and later made it as private.
A fourth subpoena is directed at Twitter, asking to reveal all Geohot’s tweets, and “documents sufficient to identify all names, addresses, and telephone numbers associated with the Twitter account.”
Sony has threatened to sue anybody who posts the hacking tools or the encryption key. It is seeking unspecified damages from Hotz


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