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
- Hotz Files Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction, Improper Venue(Feb 04, 2011)
- More than 100,000 People Have Been Sued for Sharing Movies in Past Year(Feb 03, 2011)
- Sony announces NGP (aka PSP2) and talks Playstation gaming on Android(Feb 01, 2011)
- Hotz Will Ask Judge to Reconsider TRO Order(Feb 01, 2011)
- GitHub received DMCA Takedown Notice on 6 PS3-related projects(Jan 31, 2011)
- Sony Wins TRO, Impoundment(Jan 28, 2011)
- Sony v. Hotz: Sony Sends A Dangerous Message to Researchers -- and Its Customers(Jan 21, 2011)