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The Modified Preliminary Injunction Order in SCEA v. Hotz

Feb 15, 2011, 11:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"We have the details of the modifications that the judge in SCEA v. Hotz ordered [PDF] to her original preliminary injunction order. Here's how it will work:

"(2) the Order of Impoundment is MODIFIED such that defendant Hotz will only be required to deliver his computers, hard drives, CD-roms, DVDs, USB stick, and any other storage devices on which any Circumvention Devices are stored (but not his Sony PS3 consoles) to Sony for the purpose of Sony isolating, segregating and/or removing the information on those devices related to defendant's circumvention of the technology protection measures in the PS3 system. Sony shall promptly return defendant's devices to Hotz after the information has been segregated and removed from defendant's devices.

"Then the parties are to get together and decide what to do about the gleaned materials, as well as what an preliminary injunction should entail otherwise, and report back to the judge. So full details are still to be decided.

"No. I don't know why the PS3 consoles are excepted. Something must have been said at the hearing that led to the decision. I can't imagine what, as it makes no sense to me, but there you are. As you can see, though, this judge is trying to be fair to both sides. And no, that doesn't mean the tech is understood thoroughly, if I may put it that way. But the law part is right."

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