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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PlayStation 3 Hack

Feb 08, 2011, 17:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Kravets)

"Sony is threatening to sue anybody posting or "distributing" the first full-fledged jailbreak code for the 4-year-old PlayStation 3 gaming console.

"What's more, the company is demanding that a federal judge order Google to surrender the IP addresses and other identifying information (.pdf) of those who have viewed or commented about the jailbreak video on a private YouTube page. The game maker is also demanding that Twitter provide the identities of a host of hackers who first unveiled a limited version of the hack in December.

"Sony's aggressive pretrial discovery demands come in its lawsuit against George Hotz. The 21-year-old New Jersey hacker, who is well known in the jailbreaking community, published the finished PlayStation 3 code and a how-to YouTube video last month. The code enables the Playstation 3 to play pirated and homebrewed games."

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